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.
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.