Threat Leads To Federal Prison

A Davenport, Iowa man sentenced for mailing threatening letter.

On August 26, 2010, David John Carter, 60, of Davenport, IA, was
sentenced to 350 days imprisonment for one count of mailing threatening communications according to United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

United States District Judge John A.Jarvey ordered that Carter serve a term of 2 years supervised release following his incarcerationand pay an assessment of $100 to Crime Victims Fund.

On September 18, 2009, the Davenport Police Department investigated a case of a possible threat against Federal buildings in downtown Davenport. Officers spoke with an
individual who explained that David Carter had called to inquire about obtaining a wrecking ball and explosives for use in destroying those buildings.

Later that same day Carter was visited by an officer with the Federal Protective Service and several Davenport police officers. At that time, Carter repeated the threats.

Carter followed up this investigative inquiry by mailing a letter with his name and return address information on the envelope, post-marked September 23, 2009, to a federal officer. In
that letter Mr. Carter threatened the federal officer and everyone whom may had been involved in his investigation. The letter also requested money from the investigating officers.

In a subsequent interview, Carter admitted authoring and mailing the letter.
This investigation was conducted by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office forthe Southern District of Iowa.


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