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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tygart valley inmate sentenced for threatening the President

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Dale Tasker, 44, an inmate at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington, West Virginia, was sentenced today to an additional 12 months in prison for threatening the President, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the United States Secret Service revealed that in December 2013, while incarcerated at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, Tasker wrote a letter threatening to kill the President of the United States. He pled guilty in December 2014 to one count of “Threats Against the President of the United States.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016