Inmate Sentenced to Serve Time in Federal Prison After Threats against President
LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an inmate at the Allen Correctional Center in Kinder, Louisiana was sentenced to serve three years and one month in federal prison following threats he allegedly made against President Trump. Buddy Keith Myers, 24, was to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term.
According to reports, Myers wrote a series of letters from February 12 to March 10 while he was an inmate at the Allen Correctional Center, threatening death or bodily injury against President Donald Trump.
Myers drafted most of the letters on inmate request forms and submitted them to prison officials. Official know that he mailed at least one of the letters to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. According to court documents presented during his guilty plea on August, Myers acknowledged to law enforcement officers that his threats were serious.
The U.S. Secret Service and Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Forrest Phillips prosecuted the case.