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Allen Correctional Center inmate sentenced to serve time in federal prison for making death threats against President Trump

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

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Buddy Keith Myers, 24, originally from Simms, Texas, and an inmate at Allen Correctional Center in Kinder, Louisiana, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert R. Summerhays to serve three years and one month in federal prison for making threats against the President of the United States.  Summerhays also ordered Myers to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term.

Myers wrote a series of letters from February 12, 2018 to March 10, 2018, while he was an inmate at the Allen Correctional Center, threatening death or bodily injury against President Donald Trump.  Myers drafted most of the letters on inmate request forms and submitted them to prison officials, and mailed at least one of the letters to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.  According to court documents presented during his guilty plea on August 28, 2018, Myers acknowledged to law enforcement officers that his threats were serious.

The U.S. Secret Service and Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Forrest Phillips prosecuted the case.

Updated June 25, 2019