Brooke County man sentenced for threatening police
WHEELING, W.Va. -- A Brooke County man will spend more than two years in prison for sending threatening letters to two police officers.
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says 42-year-old James W. Richard sent the letters to a Wellsburg police officer and a Brooke County sheriff's deputy.
Ihlenfeld says the officers were involved in an investigation that led to Richard's conviction on breaking and entering and other charges. Richards sent the letters from the Northern Regional, where he was serving a sentence for those crimes.
Richard was sentenced on the threat charge in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.