Man arrested for Manchin threats

Steven Anthony Major was arrested Friday for allegedly making threatening phone calls to Sen. Joe Manchin's Washington and West Virginia offices.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   March 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 24 (UPI) -- The FBI arrested a West Virginia man on Friday in connection with threats he allegedly made against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and his family.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin on Monday announced the arrest of Steven Anthony Major, 49, of Barboursville, W.Va., after Major allegedly made at least three phone calls to Manchin's Capitol Hill and Charleston offices last week.

An affidavit from FBI Special Agent Jason Bollinger said Major identified himself during the phone calls while threatening Manchin to stay out of his home state.

"You a dead man you don't [expletive] with me," Major allegedly said, according to Bollinger's affidavit. "Your kids and your wife are done. [Manchin] and his family going to have bullets in their brains."

The report said law enforcement was able to trace one of the calls to a cell phone registered to Major.

Major was scheduled to appear before a judge Monday afternoon and he faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Criminal complaint against Steven A. Major


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