CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Barboursville man allegedly called U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s offices in Charleston and Washington, D.C. earlier this month and made violent threats against the senator and his family.


Steven Major

Federal authorities arrested Steven Anthony Major, 49, Friday. He appeared before a federal magistrate judge Monday who ordered him detained until a preliminary hearing set for Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

Major allegedly made the calls on three separate occasions last week, March 17-20. The criminal complaint said he identified himself during the calls.


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  • DWL

    Should would be nice if they would pass a law protecting us from the lying politicians. Of course, the first appropriation bill would have to include a lot of money for housing of everyone of the politicians that live today.

  • Main Stream Media

    Just another grumpy old white guy of the republican party

    • Kiddkornbred

      Looks really dark for a grumpy white guy

    • Brian

      Or perhaps tea party lol!

  • Brian

    There is a law prohibiting threats against government employees, including politicians. I would like to believe it was passed with honest intentions. But nowadays with the folks who sit in Washington especially as well as in Charleston, I see this as squashing critics of politicians who are elected and paid to receive criticism. What was said on the phone 3 times to warrant an arrest?

  • wvman75

    Wonder if he's a coal miner or Obamacare customer? lol

    • DWL

      It's obvious he has a m O r O n sticker in the back window of his cashless clunker.

  • Al Sharpless&MSLED NEWS


    TD,HH and GregG will certainly agree and throw in a Big Pharma ; a Big Coal and the Koch Brothers...

  • Bartholamule

    It's federal prison for him. I hope he brought his golf clubs!

    • Dude

      Not all federal prison facilities are like that.

  • Jim N Charleston

    I see a Major candidate for the US Senate

    • Brian


  • Jonus Grumby

    The guy may have issues. At least he owned up to it.