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Sneads man convicted for threatening to bomb Federal Courthouse

Jaime Lee Wambles
Posted at 9:01 AM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 05:44:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Sneads man is facing prison time and a hefty fine for threatening to bomb the Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee.

A judge found the man, 32-year-old Jaimie Lee Wambles, guilty on Tuesday, June 11. Evidence presented at his trial revealed that Wambles sent a threatening letter to the Federal Courthouse's clerks office on December 17, 2012. The letter was sent from the Jackson County jail facility, and Wambles claimed it contained anthrax. 

On December 18, 2012, Wambles sent another letter that claimed to contain anthrax. However, it only contained finely crushed Tylenol Pills. He sent another letter just two days later; in the correspondence, he claimed that he would bomb the building if his needs were not met. Wambles was reportedly angry that his pitbull was shot during his arrest, and he wanted the officers involved to be investigated. 

He sent the final letter on January 7, 2013. The letter said that he would bomb the Tallahassee Federal Courthouse if his concerns were not addressed.

Wambles faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of his three counts of conveying false and misleading information involving the unlawful use and threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction involving a biological agent and toxin, and a destructive device. He faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for one count of mailing threatening communications to a federal agent.

Wambles is currently serving seven years in state prison on unrelated state firearm charges.