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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Evansville man indicted in bomb threat incident

Alleged to have send simulated bomb to the Diamond Valley Station in May 2016

INDIANAPOLIS B United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler today announced the indictment of an Evansville man who is alleged to have sent a simulated bomb in a mail package along with a threatening letter to the Diamond Valley Postal Station. Kevin K. McCaffery, 21, was charged with one count of conveying false and misleading information and two counts of mailing threatening communications. 

“Threatening the lives of federal employees and the responding public safety officials is a serious matter,” said Minkler. “Law enforcement is a dangerous occupation, one made even more difficult by the reckless behavior of Mr. McCaffery.” 

McCaffery is alleged to have mailed a letter to the Postmaster at the Diamond Valley Postal Station located on Cross Valley Circle on Evansville’s Northside. Inside the package was a letter stating “death to all infidels” and a simulated explosive device using wires and parts of an e-cigarette. On May 17, 2016 a postal employee opened the package and discovered the contents.

The package was destroyed by the Evansville Police Department Bomb Squad but no actual bomb was found and no employees were injured.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Todd Shellenbarger who is prosecuting this case for the government, McCaffery faces up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. All parties are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in federal court.

Updated November 1, 2016