EAST ST. LOUIS - A former O'Fallon resident was indicted by a federal grand jury for conveying false threats to the O'Fallon Police Department and O'Fallon City Hall in November of 2006.

Justin Lamar Kidd, 28, was indicted March25. The charges were announced on April 8.

Kidd, an African-American, is charged with mailing a letter on or around Nov. 9, 2006, to the O'Fallon Police Department, which stated: "Get all the blacks from Chevy Chase Apartments from out of O'Fallon before we burn the [w]hole complex down. KKK warning,"
and, then, with mailing another letter on or about Nov. 18, 2006, to the O'Fallon City Hall, which stated: "Get all the blacks out of O'Fallon before we start burning the[ir] houses down."

Kidd sent the threats knowing them to be false, the charges against him state.

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