Mineral Springs Man Pleads Guilty To Sending Threatening Letters to Hope, Prescott Mayors, Others

By Staff, 01/27/17 9:00 AM

TEXARKANA – 56-year old Maverick Dean Bryan of Mineral Springs pleaded guilty Wednesday as part of a plea agreement to charges of threatening seven local mayors with hanging, if they didn’t meet his demands of ‘putting prayer and the Ten Commandments’ back in schools.

The mayors of Hope, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Prescott, Ashdown, Lewisville and DeQueen received the letters in 2015.

The plea agreement recommends a 12-18 month prison sentemce but also dismissed a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

In the letters, Bryan also demanded the mayors ‘no longer honor the votes of anyone who is homosexual, Muslim, socialist, communist, atheist or worships ant other God than Jesus Christ’.image

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