Ky. Man Charged With Threatening Gov. Beshear, Family

Mar 14, 2014

A Kentucky man has been charged with threatening to kill Gov. Steve Beshear, his wife and their family in a series of Facebook postings.

Federal agents say in court documents that they believe 22-year-old William Collin Bordt of Lexington also may have posted threats to a former employer and a politician in South Carolina.

A criminal complaint filed federal court in Lexington says Kentucky State Police and federal agents arrested Bordt on Wednesday and charged him with using interstate communications to make threats.

Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Michael Romagnoli wrote in an affidavit that Bordt posted, "Your both dead if he doesn't step down" and other messages on the governor's Facebook page.

Bordt's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.