(Des Moines) A 47-year-old Fort Dodge man has been charged with sending a threatening letter to Governor Terry Branstad.
Jerry Springsteen, the man who allegedly wrote the letter on October 18 didn’t leave much mystery to his thoughts about the Governor. Lines in the letter include quote: “A clear shot” at the Governor and “Branstad was a walking dead man.” Springsteen was arrested on Monday.
Other details emerged from a complaint filed in U.S. District Court including Springsteen telling investigators that he wrote the letter to get Branstad’s attention. When asked about the “clear shot” comment, Springsteen told the investigator that he knew of a fire escape on a building near the Governor’s Mansion where he could take a rifle shot at the Governor.
Spingsteen remains in custody. His attorney’shave yet to comment.
Iowa Radio network
December 11, 2012