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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rogers County Jail Inmate Sentence For Making Threat To The President Of The United States

TULSA, Okla. — United States District Judge John E. Dowdell sentenced Hunter Lee Hines, 19, of Claremore, to serve six months to run concurrent with his undischarged term of imprisonment in Rogers County for unrelated convictions, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for threatening the life of the President of the United States, announced Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

“Regardless of who makes the threat or how the threat is communicated, whether it is a mailed letter, a phone call, or via social media, the threat against the President’s life will be taken seriously by law enforcement,” said Williams. “I commend the Rogers County Jail for quickly notifying the U.S. Secret Service about the contents of the threatening letter.”

According to court documents, Hines admitted that on December 15, 2013, he wrote and mailed a life threatening letter to the President of the United States. On February 5, 2014, a Federal grand jury charged Hines by Indictment for threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on the President. Hines pleaded guilty on July 7, 2014.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary L. Davis II prosecuted on behalf of the United States.

Updated July 14, 2015