Man Accused Of Threatening Judge Appears In Court Here

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WACO (June 6, 2014) A San Antonio man who FBI agents said made threats against a federal judge has made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Waco.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske set Raymond Curtis Rose for an arraignment hearing on June 12.

Federal agents have released few details about the incident, but an indictment obtained by News 10 shows Rose is accused of threatening to murder U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, who, according to the U.S. Department of Justice website, is the chief judge in the San Antonio division of the Western District of Texas.

The indictment says Rose made in the threat in a letter he mailed to the judge that threatened kidnapping and injury.

Court documents say if found guilty, Rose could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison and fined as much as $250,000.

The Western District of Texas courts in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Pecos, Midland-Odessa, El Paso, Alpine and Del Rio, and has 39 magistrates and district judges.