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Logan County man sentenced to five years for mailing threatening letters

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –A Logan County man who wrote threatening letters while incarcerated was sentenced today to five years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Kelly Gerald Crosby, 32, previously pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to mailing threatening communications.

On September 8, 2014, Crosby was incarcerated at the Southwestern Regional Jail on state criminal charges relating to the use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct.  While incarcerated, Crosby mailed a letter addressed and delivered to the Logan County Courthouse, in which he made several threats to workers, public officials and others in the Logan County area. The threats included a list of people who he wanted to “kill, rape and make suffer.”

The investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Inspector’s Service, the United States Secret Service, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is responsible for the prosecution. 

Updated August 27, 2015