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.

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