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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Logan County man pleads guilty to mailing threatening letters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Kelly Gerald Crosby, 32, from Logan County, West Virginia, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to mailing threatening communications.  On September 8, 2014, Crosby was incarcerated at the Southwestern Regional Jail on a state charge related to using minors to film sexually explicit conduct.  While incarcerated, Crosby mailed a letter delivered to the Logan County Courthouse, in which Crosby made threats to workers, public officials and others in the Logan County area.  The letter included threats to “kill, rape and make suffer” the individuals he identified in the letter.

Crosby faces up to 5 years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19, 2015.

United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the plea hearing.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, United States Secret Service, and Logan County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is handling the prosecution.

Updated May 19, 2015