Inmate who threatened LePage sets sights on Obama

Posted Jan. 13, 2012, at 6:20 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 13, 2012, at 9:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An inmate who served time for writing a threatening letter to Maine Gov. Paul LePage now stands accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

Thirty-year-old Leroy Eugene Dunn pleaded guilty to terrorizing last February for the LePage letter, which he wrote while in the Piscataquis County Jail.

Now Dunn is accused of writing a letter threatening Obama while at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, where he’s serving a three-year sentence for drug trafficking.

Dunn was sentenced in June to 60 days for threatening LePage. He served that sentence while in jail awaiting resolution of the drug charges.

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His lawyer tells the Portland Press Herald that Dunn’s actions were the result of a change in medication and that he should not be prosecuted.

BDN writer Judy Harrison contributed to this report.


Byline: The Associated Press

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