Prison inmate sentenced for intimidation in threatening letters

UPDATE @ 3:21 p.m. (July 22)

Anthony D. Smith, 28, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for intimidation of court officials via letters mailed to the prosecutor’s office and the clerk of court’s office, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck.

Smith is currently in prison serving a life sentence with the eligibility for parole after 11.5 years.

“This defendant raped two children and was sentenced to life in prison,” Heck said in a release. “His apparent displeasure with that sentence does not give him license to threaten those in the criminal justice system. Now, he will not become eligible for consideration for parole until 2032.”


A man currently a life sentence in prison for child rape was found today guilty of intimidation of court officials due to threatening letters he mailed.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. said in a release Friday that Anthony Demar Smith, 28, has been found guilty as charged for intimidation of court officials in letters mailed to the prosecutor’s office and clerk of court’s office.

Smith is currently eligible for parole after 11.5 years. He is serving his sentence at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

In December 2014, an assistant prosecutor with the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office received a handwritten letter from the defendant, allegedly stating a number of people "will be targeted," according to a media release.

Those targeted people included current and former judges and assistant prosecutors

A second letter reportedly threatened the court clerk.

Smith was found guilty of 11 counts of intimidation and eight counts of intimidation of an attorney, all felonies punishable by up to 36 months in prison.

Smith will be sentenced at 11 a.m. July 22.

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