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Meridian man indicted for allegedly threatening judges

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred, released late Thursday, comes in a...
The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred, released late Thursday, comes in a case that challenged the state’s decision to mail, unprompted, absentee ballot applications to registered voters who are 65 and older ahead of the August primary amid coronavirus concerns.(MGN)
Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 10:55 AM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A Meridian man has been indicted on charges he threatened to harm federal judges.

The Clarion-Ledger reported Monday that Donovan Evans, 39, was indicted last month by a federal grand jury on three counts of making threats. He has been accused of mailing a letter to the U.S. District Court clerk in Jackson, angrily disputing a U.S. Magistrate judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit he filed.

A U.S. Marshals Service affidavit also alleges says Evans called the clerk’s office and said he wanted to get a gun and shoot people at the courthouse. His public defender couldn’t be reached for comment.

According to court records, Evans has filed several lawsuits in federal court against the Meridian Police Department, the Lauderdale County Detention Facility and other entities, all of which were dismissed.