Connecticut Man Convicted of Threatening Deputy U.S. Marshal and His Family

By Steve Neavling

A Connecticut man pleaded guilty Monday to repeatedly threatening a deputy U.S. marshal and his family, the Justice Department said in a news release. 

Hamilton Clark Smith, 59, of Hartford, is accused of sending a series of threatening text messages to the deputy marshal on Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, 2023. Some of the messages included death threats. 

Federal prosecutors also say Smith threatened to kill the deputy marshal in a phone call to the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center in Virginia on Jan. 11, 2023. 

The next day, he was arrested. 

Smith pleaded guilty to making repeated harassing complaints, an offense that could land him in prison for up to two years. 

Smith is out of jail on a $100,000 bond. 

The FBI investigated the case, which was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark. 

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