CT Man Charged With Sending Threatening Letters Nationwide

A Connecticut man has been charged with sending more than 50 death, anthrax and bomb threat letters across the country.

Roland Prejean, 43, was charged by the U.S. Attorney's office Wednesday.

Prejean, who is also known as Gary Gravelle, sent the letters to private individuals, post offices, state and federal buildings, judges, and other state and federal government officials nationwide, according to prosecutors.

He was arrested in North Dakota on Sept. 7.

Prosecutors says Prejean, who is from Thomaston and Morris, wrote letters threatening a Connecticut probation officer, a Connecticut Superior Court Judge, a Thomaston postal carrier, several people who work at Connecticut Valley Hospital, and a former roommate.

The letter addressed to the Thomaston Post Office threatened to kill a specific postal carrier, and everyone in the post office, according to federal prosecutors.

He also claimed to have hidden a bomb in the Post Office, prosecutors said. The Thomaston Post Office, Thomaston Town Hall, and a nearby school were evacuated as a result.

Prejean appeared in court in North Dakota on Wednesday. He agreed to be returned to Connecticut to face charges of mailing threatening communications. He faces 10 years in prison on each charge if convicted.

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