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Inmate charged with threatening member of board of pardons

A prison inmate who prosecutors say twice threatened a Utah Board of Pardons and Parole member now faces a criminal charge.
A prison inmate who prosecutors say twice threatened a Utah Board of Pardons and Parole member now faces a criminal charge.
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UTAH STATE PRISON — A prison inmate who prosecutors say twice threatened a Utah Board of Pardons and Parole member now faces a criminal charge.

Timothy Patrick Maez, 37, is charged in 3rd District Court with making a threat against a judge or board member or family member, a third-degree felony.

According to charging documents, a pardons board member received a threatening letter from Maez on Aug. 18. A Department of Corrections investigator told Maez to stop and threatened that criminal charges would be filed if he did it again.

On Jan. 13, the board received another letter from Maez stating, "I'll do what I wont (sic) to do ill kill you and anyone else that gets in my way...ill kill you your family kids anyone that trys (sic) to tell me what to do," according to charging documents.

In 2014, Maez began serving a one-to-15-year sentence in the Utah State Prison for attempted aggravated kidnapping. He also received a prison sentence of up to five years in 2011 for a felony shoplifting conviction, another sentence of up to five years in 2004 for a felony theft conviction, and up to five years in prison for a felony absconding conviction in one case and attempted burglary and theft in another in 2000. Maez's criminal history dates back to at least 1996 when he was convicted of burglary.

— Pat Reavy