Idaho Female Prisoner Charged With Mailing Threatening Letter


A stick figure will keep an Idaho woman behind bars a bit longer.

The Associated Press reports that FBI agents discovered a drawing that depicts a battered stick figure alongside the phrases "No Tears," "No Hiding" and "No More You." Agents said the letter was sent by Linda Lakes, who is serving time at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center on probation violations linked to a 2007 grand theft conviction.

The AP reports that Lakes was initially scheduled to be released on Sept. 21, but the U.S. Attorney's Ofice said the letter indicated that the recipient, thought to be a man who had abused Lakes in the past, should be prepared for his final moments.

"One stick figure appeared to be lying down with his face smashed. The baseball bat was lying nearby with damage that appeared to be consistent with its use on the first stick figure. The second stick figure appeared to be walking away with a smile," wrote FBI agent Kyle Wright in a court document obtained by the AP.

Lakes has been turned over to federal custody, where she is charged with a felony of mailing threatening communications.