LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – An Arkansas inmate has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for federal violations, announced Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Jeffrey Scott Williams pleaded guilty on May 4, 2022, to mailing threatening communications and was sentenced 15 years in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Lee P. Rudolfsky.
According to information presented in court, in June 2017, Williams was convicted of mailing threatening communications and was sentenced to 10 years in prison based on a letter he wrote in which he threatened to kill a United States judge. After that conviction, in March 2018, Williams mailed a letter to the federal courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee, in which he threatened to kill a United States judge. Then in May 2018, February 2019, and March 2020, Williams mailed letters to the federal courthouse in Little Rock in which he threatened two United States judges and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Eastern District of Texas Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan R. Hornok.