NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Mt. Pleasant man accused of sending threatening letters to several government officials, including judges, district attorneys, and a state Supreme Court justice.

At the request of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper, TBI Agents began investigating James Earl Dillehay on May 5th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, between April and June of this year, Dillehay, an inmate of the Maury County Jail, sent several letters threatening to kill officials in Tennessee and North Carolina, where Dillehay has a previous criminal record. The investigation revealed the 46-year-old was upset he was not being moved to North Carolina.

Today, the Maury County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging Dillehay with six counts of Commission of an Act of Terrorism. An Agent served him with the additional charges today at the Maury County Jail, where he remains incarcerated on unrelated charges.

James Earl Dillehay

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