Wisconsin inmate charged with mailing threats to local JCC from jail


(JTA) — A Wisconsin inmate was charged with mailing threats to a Jewish community center in the state from a county jail.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Chadwick Grubbs, 33, for mailing threats on three days in May to the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay.

Grubbs faces three charges of obstruction and attempted obstruction of the free exercise of religious beliefs, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department, as well as three other counts.

He is serving time at the Winnebago County Jail for unrelated state charges. The letters mailed from the jail came to the attention of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and never were actually delivered to the JCC, the center’s president, Mark Shapiro, said in a statement.

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