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

Friday, February 1, 2013

Inmate Admits Threatening Federal Judge

AMARILLO, Texas — Larry Boyd Wren, II, 40, appeared in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, yesterday, and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to one count of mailing a threatening communication. Wren faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, in June 2012, while he was incarcerated in the Brown County jail, having been accused of committing several state offenses, Wren penned a letter to U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, expressing his dissatisfaction with his incarceration. He made a threatening comment in the letter and mailed the letter to Judge Cummings at the Federal Courthouse in Lubbock, Texas.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy L. Drake, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Amarillo, is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 22, 2015