Meridian Star

December 8, 2012

Man sentenced for emailed threats

The Associated Press
Associated Press

Gulfport, Miss. —

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 52-year-old Alabama man has been sentenced on federal charges of sending threatening emails to a Mississippi couple.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says Jerry Ray Woodward of Mobile. Ala., was sentenced this week tin federal court in Gulfport o serve 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Davis says pleaded guilty in August to charges that, while living in Florida, he sent an email to a person in Mississippi with a threatening letter attached.

Davis says the letter contained threats to injure the person, identified as "KP," and her husband, including threats to burn the person's office to the ground and to shoot her and her husband if they tried to stop him.