An inmate in a prison in southwest Ohio is accused of mailing threatening letters about Donald Trump and other lawmakers, reports say.
Some of the letters mailed by Rodney Cydrus, 47, of Chillicothe, Ohio, contained white powder, which turned to be harmless, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
He mailed letters five separate times between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, threatening Trump, federal judges, the FBI and the Federal Public Defender’s Office, according to wcpo.com. Four of the letters were sent to the FBI and the fifth to the public defender’s office.
He was indicted in federal court on Wednesday.
Cydrus already is imprisoned at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio, on charges that include arson, theft, breaking and entering, burglary and aggravated robbery, records show.
Another 10 years could be added to his prison term if he’s found guilty of mailing threatening communications. His current sentence is scheduled to end in April 2024, records show.