Man faces charges after accused of making threats against Gov. Jim Justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH Reports) — A Clarksburg man faces charges after he was accused of sending a letter making threats to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Jail records said Donald Charles Criss, 52, is charged with threats of terroristic acts and a civil rights violation.

A criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court said a Capitol Police officer said he met with an employee Oct. 17 at the Constituent Services Office at the Capitol Complex regarding a letter in which threats were made against the governor. The complaint did not reveal details about the alleged threats.

The officer said fingerprints were obtained and a check with the FBI database showed a preliminary match with Criss, the complaint said.

Criss was booked Monday at the South Central Regional Jail. He is being held there on charges of threats of terroristic acts and a civil rights violation. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.

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