Man Arrested For Violent Threats Against Democratic Senator
A West Virginia man has been arrested for making violent threats against West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that 49-year-old Steven Anthony Major of Barboursville was arrested Friday. In a criminal complaint, FBI Special Agent Jason Bollinger said Major made multiple calls to Manchin’s Washington and Charleston offices from March 17-20.
The complaint says Major identified himself in the calls and threatened Manchin and his wife and children.
An FBI news release says Major faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. It wasn’t immediately known whether Major has an attorney. The complaint did not list a motive.