- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Richmond man has been indicted on charges of threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and officials say he also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler.

A federal grand jury in Lexington handed up the charge Wednesday of 40-year-old Russell Little.

The FBI says Little repeatedly phoned Barr’s Lexington office over a five-month span and made “both explicit and direct” threats.

Barr, a Republican, defeated Chandler, a Democrat, in 2013 for the central Kentucky seat.

FBI agent Michael Van Aelstyn wrote that Little also called Barr’s office on Aug. 4 and “used a variety of curse words” to express his anger with Barr and Chandler.

Kentucky State Police arrested Little later that day and seized a loaded .38-caliber pistol from the front passenger seat of his car.

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