Oklahoma Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Sen. Harry Reid

Image: Oklahoma Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Sen. Harry Reid U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters/Landov)

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 12:38 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

An Oklahoma man has been charged with threatening to kill U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his family, according to court documents obtained on Wednesday.

Charles Jason Moreland, 31, of Tulsa, is suspected of sending profanity-laced e-mail messages in April directed at the veteran Democratic senator from Nevada that said if Reid "ever steps out foot out of D.C., he will be done. You're a dead ... man Harry Reid," according to the documents.

A lawyer for Moreland was not immediately available for comment. Reid's office was also not available for comment.

Moreland was arrested on July 31 and the court documents had been under seal until this week. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

In messages sent to Reid's congressional website, Moreland said he thought Reid had committed fraud and treason against him, according to an affidavit by U.S. investigators presented to the federal court in Tulsa.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted a threat assessment of Moreland after he allegedly sent an e-mail to the White House in September 2013 threatening to kill people if the monitoring of his Internet and cell phone did not stop, the affidavit said.

Moreland has been charged with trying to intimidate a federal official and the official's family. He also faces one charge of using interstate communications to issue threats.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Scotland Rejects Independence, Votes to Stay in United Kingdom

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 01:24 AM

Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allie . . .

Early Results Show Scots Vote Against Independence

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 22:37 PM

Early returns Friday showed Scotland voting against declaring independence from the United Kingdom. . . .

Senate Dems Block Cruz Bill to Strip Citizenship From Terrorists

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 22:26 PM

The Senate has refused to consider Sen. Ted Cruz's bill that would strip Americans of their citizenship for joining the  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved