Bryan man sentenced in Texas State University threats

Published On: May 08 2013 04:01:30 PM CDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 04:10:42 PM CDT


Dereon Tayronne Kelley, 22, of Bryan, has been ordered to prison following his convictions on all counts for communicating a bomb threat to an academic institution, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Wednesday.

The verdict was returned Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after two days of trial and about one hour of deliberation.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, who presided over the trial, handed Kelley a sentence of 33 months.

Kelley was also ordered to pay a $300 fine and pay $15,548.93 in restitution. Kelley will be required to serve a term of three years of supervised release following the completion of his prison term.

Kelley was accused of three counts of using the Internet to convey a false threat involving an explosive device, in order to intimidate individuals at Texas State University.

According to court documents, Kelley used his cell phone and hacked into his former girlfriend’s Yahoo email account and sent three separate emails threatening to bomb the Admission’s Office at Texas State University. Kelley’s ex-girlfriend was a former student at Texas State University.


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