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August 21, 2014

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Man indicted over threatening letter sent to Las Vegas mayor

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Alfred Blackwell

Carolyn Goodman

Carolyn Goodman

A man accused of sending a threatening, expletive-laced letter to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was indicted today.

Alfred Blackwell, 54, is charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of intimidating a public officer.

The allegation stems from a threatening letter Blackwell sent after he became outraged over how a worker’s compensation claim was being handled, according to a Metro Police arrest report.

Blackwell sent the letter, which threatened the mayor on a specific date, on Oct. 8, according to the arrest report.

Police arrested him Oct. 9. When police asked Blackwell if he knew why police wanted to talk to him, Blackwell said, “I sure do — it’s about that letter I sent the mayor.”

When police showed him the letter and asked if he wrote it, Blackwell said, “Yes, that’s my letter. I wrote that.”

The letter said the following:

“I try to warn leaders of the United States as well as the (expletive) world. On Nov. 20, 2011, my warning fell on deaf ears. On Oct. 21, 2013, which is Monday all hell!!! Will break-out. You want to see power, then (expletive) power is what your hoe-(expletive) will experience. If you can’t wait until Oct. 21, 2013, you know where & how to contact Alfred Lanell Blackwell — (expletive) come holler at a (expletive), I’m prepared 24/7 for your hoe-(expletive). You ask is this for real? Yes — serious as a damn cancer & more direct than a (expletive) heart attack.”

District Court Judge Linda Bell set bail at $10,000. An arraignment is set for Nov. 14. Blackwell remains in the Clark County Detention Center.

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