Suwannee C.I. inmates indicted on federal charges
Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.
Two inmates at the Suwannee Correctional Institution in Live Oak face federal charges now, after a grand jury indicted them for sending hoax anthrax letters to federal judges.
If convicted, Randy C. Johnson and Johnell Ford, both 20, faced a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison, according to a Thursday news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
Johnson, who is in prison for robbery and aggravated assault, is accused of sending an envelope containing a threatening letter and fake anthrax in January 2012 to a U.S. magistrate judge in Tampa. Johnson is currently slated to complete his state prison sentence in 2028, according to Department of Corrections records online.
Ford, who is in prison for robbery and sexual battery, is likewise accused of sending a threatening letter and fake anthrax. His letter was sent in August to a federal judge in Tampa, according to the news release.
Ford is currently slated to complete his prison term in 2026.