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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Texas Man Sentenced to 10 Months for Making Interstate Threats

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Shea Ryan Estes, 41, previously of McKinney, Texas, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release, including up to three months of community confinement, for transmitting threats in interstate commerce.  Estes pleaded guilty on April 5, 2018.

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

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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Andrew McCormack Assistant United States Attorneys Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated August 2, 2018