Man charged with threats against postal inspector
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An Export man was charged Monday with threatening a postal inspector with death, as well as with possession of child pornography.
Todd Markley, 48, could face 10 years in prison on both charges. He was ordered detained pending a hearing Wednesday.
Mr. Markley issued the threat through a May 31 email in which he said the postal inspector "killed me" when she found pornographic images on his flash drive, and said he'd offered $3,000 to an "organized crime" associate to rape and painfully kill her, according to court documents.
Mr. Markley's attorney, Richard Joyce, said that the threat was sent "literally moments before [Mr. Markley] took a bunch of pills in an attempt take his own life."
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan denied Mr. Joyce's request to have Mr. Markley detained at his father's home, saying he can get treatment in jail.
First Published June 5, 2012 12:00 am