Inmate Charged After Sending Threatening Letters

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 23:50:05-04

More charges have been pressed against an inmate in Maury County after he threatened to kill state officials.

That information was released Wednesday by officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

They've indicted convicted sex offender James Earl Dillehay on six counts of commission of an act of terrorism.

Investigators said he sent threatening letters to government officials, including judges, from inside the Maury County Jail.

Their investigation involving Dillehay began May 5, and they developed information that he had sent letters between April and June.