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Tyler County woman indicted on threat charges

By Staff | Feb 5, 2019

Taryn Corinne Henthorn

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — Taryn Corinne Henthorn, of Middlebourne, West Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand today on threat charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Henthorn, age 25, was indicted on three counts of “Threatening to Kill the President of the United States.” Henthorn is accused of threatening on Facebook and elsewhere to kill President Donald Trump in January 2019 in Tyler County.

Henthorn faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.