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Tompkinsville Woman Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Stalking and Mailing Threats

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY – A federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky returned an indictment on March 15, 2023, charging a local woman with stalking and mailing communications containing threats to injure another person.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, FBI Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen of the Louisville Field Office, and Chief Michael Delaney of the Bowling Green Police Department made the announcement. 

According to the indictment, on January 27, 2023, and January 30, 2023, Tara K. Thomas, 31, mailed threatening communications to another person in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Additionally, between September 21, 2021, and January 30, 2023, she sent Facebook messages and used the United States mail to stalk another person in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Thomas is charged with one count of stalking and two counts of mailing threatening communications.

The defendant made her initial court appearance this week before a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Bowling Green. If convicted, Thomas faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. There is no parole in the federal system.

The FBI Bowling Green Satellite Office and the Bowling Green Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond McGee, of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated April 28, 2023