A Marshall County man was officially indicted this week for threatening to harm the president.
Ryan Kirker, 20, of McMechen, has been charged by an Elkins Grand Jury with the felony offense of "threats against the president."
According to the indictment, in April of 2013, Kirker mailed a letter threatening to take the life of or inflict body harm on the President of the United States. If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
20-year-old Ryan Kirker of McMechen is charged with sending threatening letters to President Barack Obama, and this morning, he appeared before federal magistrate James Siebert.
In this morning's proceedings, Seibert ruled that Kirker will remain in jail.
A Marshall County man has been charged with threatening the President.
Ryan Kirker, of McMechen, is accused of sending a profanity-filled threatening letter to President Obama in April of this year. The letter allegedly closed with the phrase "KKK forever." He is also believed to have a written a previous letter on March 28 of this year with threats to kill the president. Forensic experts linked the two letters.
Kirker is now behind bars in the Northern Regional Jail on a federal complaint. He will appear before Federal Magistrate James Seibert on Tuesday.
Authorities say formal handwriting analysis will be conducted.