Wednesday, September 19th

Chadwick Grubbs(Photo: Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

A 33-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged in a federal indictment with mailing threats to the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay.

A federal grand jury in Wisconsin returned an indictment against Chadwick Grubbs, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release Thursday evening.

Grubbs was charged with obstruction and attempted obstruction of the free exercise of religious beliefs by mailing threats on three separate dates in May to the JCC, the release said.

In addition to three religious obstruction charges, the indictment also charges Grubbs with three counts of mailing threatening communications and one count of threatening to injure and destroy property by fire and an explosive, the DOJ said.

Grubbs sent the threatening letters while he was an inmate at the Winnebago County Jail, according to Chad Tessmer of the JCC. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department became aware of the letters when they were returned undelivered, Tessmer said.