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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Making Interstate Threats

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Shae Ryan Estes, 41, previously of McKinney, Texas, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to transmitting threats in interstate commerce.

According to court records, in the summer of 2017, the defendant, while living in Texas, made two threatening telephone calls to his ex-girlfriend, who was then in Maine.  The calls were recorded on her answering machine.  In the calls, the defendant threatened that he would “hunt” her down, that she was “next,” that she would “suffer,” and that if he ever got back to Maine he would kill her current boyfriend, various members of her family, and “anyone that gets in my [expletive] way.” 

The defendant faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Violent Crime
Andrew McCormack Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated April 6, 2018