- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An inmate at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison is accused of threatening to kill an assistant district attorney in a letter that also contained a white powder the inmate claimed was anthrax.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Middle District of Tennessee, 28-year-old Justin Tyler Carter was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. The indictment does not name the victim, but says he was with the 18th Judicial District, based in Gallatin.

The April 14 letter contained threats to kill the prosecutor and blow up his car. It also threatened Carter’s public defender. It was signed by Carter and used his return address at the prison.

If convicted, Carter faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of two counts.


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