Enid man charged with threatening to kill Government officials including OK Gov. Stitt
OKLAHOMA CITY – A criminal complaint was unsealed today, May 23, that charges Tyler Jay Marshall, 36, of Enid, OK, with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to United States Attorney Robert J. Troester.
Public records (according to the press release) reflect that on May 19, Marshall was charged with a criminal complaint for transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat. An affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint alleges that on or about May 15, the FBI learned that Marshall had communicated via Twitter threats to kill multiple public officials, including Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and United States Senator Ted Cruz.
Marshall had his initial appearance in federal court in Oklahoma City today. If found guilty of transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat, he faces up to five years in federal prison, a fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $100. He would also be required to serve a term of supervised release of up to three years. Marshall has been detained pending further proceedings in the case.
Charges are merely accusations and Marshall is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office, with assistance from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Enid Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Stoneman is prosecuting the case.
*This information was provided by a press release issued by United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Troester in the Western District of Oklahoma.
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