Idaho woman charged with stick-figure threat

Idaho woman charged with stick-figure threat

Credit: IDOC

Linda Lakes

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 5:51 PM

BOISE -- An Ada County woman who was about to be released from an Idaho prison will stay behind bars a while longer because federal prosecutors say she mailed threatening stick-figure drawings to a relative.

Linda Joyce Lakes was serving time on probation violations stemming from a 2007 grand theft sentence and was supposed to be released last week. But earlier this month, the U.S. attorney's office charged her with mailing threatening communications, a felony.

Prosecutors say that in 2010, Lakes mailed a drawing apparently depicting one stick figure happily walking away after beating another stick figure with a baseball bat. Prosecutors say the drawing also included the words, "No more you."

Lakes is represented by the federal public defender's office. Officials there say they just received the case and couldn't comment further.

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