Nampa man gets 30 years for threatening judge, court clerks

Nampa, ID


By Gina Jameson


NAMPA, Idaho (AP) _ A Nampa man already serving prison time for
writing a threatening letter to President Bush is getting another
lengthy sentence, this time for threatening a state judge.

Ricky Arnell Ward, 21, was sentenced to 32 years in prison
Wednesday by 4th District Judge Cheri Copsey.

Ward was convicted of threatening a public official,
intimidation of a witness and attempted solicitation of an act of
terrorism _ all felonies.

Prosecutors say Ward sent threatening letters starting in 2005
to 4th District Judge Henry Boomer when Boomer presided over a
juvenile case involving Ward.

Ward was sentenced to three years in federal prison last year
for sending a letter to the FBI outlining a plot to kill President

Information from: Idaho Statesman,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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