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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Roswell Man Charged with Using Interstate Communications to Threaten to Injure an Individual

ALBUQUERQUE – A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., today ordered that Kory Dwayne Adams, 35, of Roswell, N.M., remain in custody pending trial on charges of using interstate communications to threaten to injure another individual.  Trial has yet to be scheduled.

The FBI arrested Kory Adams on Sept. 28, 2018, for allegedly posting a message on social media which threatened to injure an individual.  According to the complaint, Kory Adams’ brother, Dain Justin Adams, 37, also of Roswell, was arrested on Sept. 19, 2018, on a federal criminal complaint alleging child pornography offenses.  On Sept. 25, 2018, the FBI received information that a social media account allegedly belonging to Kory Adams had posted a threatening communication directed at a particular individual and the threat allegedly appeared to have been related to Dain Adams’ child pornography charges.

If convicted of the charges in the criminal complaint, Kory Adams faces a statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison.  Charges in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the Roswell office of the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dustin Segovia and Marisa A. Ong.

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Updated October 9, 2018