- Associated Press - Friday, September 26, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Richmond man charged of threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is scheduled for arraignment in federal court in Lexington.

Prosecutors say 40-year-old Russell Little also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler.

He is due in court Monday at 10 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood.

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 that day and seized a loaded .38-caliber pistol from his car.

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