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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hart County, Kentucky, Man Charged With Consumer Product Tampering

Charged with putting glass shards in cups being sent to fast food restaurants

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Hart County, Kentucky, man was charged, under seal, by grand jury indictment on September 14, 2016, with one count of consumer product tampering, announced United States Attorney, John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Waylon J. Horton, 41, of Munfordville, Kentucky, is charged with tampering with a consumer product that affected interstate commerce, while recklessly disregarding the risk that another person would be placed in danger of death or bodily injury, and under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to such risk. Specifically, on or about July 11, 2016, through July 13, 2016, Horton allegedly placed shards of glass in cups that would be sent to fast food restaurants.

The indictment was unsealed on September 20, 2016, when Horton was arrested in Hart County and appeared before Untied States Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl in Bowling Green.

If convicted of the charge, Horton could be sentenced to no more than ten years in prison, fined $250,000 and serve three years of supervised release.

Horton was initially charged in Kentucky Circuit Court on July 27, 2016 with wanton endangerment and possession of a destructive device.

Horton, was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond, and is scheduled for arraignment before Judge Brennenstuhl on September 28, 2016 at 10:00am CT in Bowling Green.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Gregory and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with assistance from the Hart County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s Department.

The charge of a person by Grand Jury Indictment, is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Violent Crimes
Updated September 22, 2016