A 58-year-old Independence man faces a felony charge, accused of sending text messages threatening a Jackson County judge and his wife.
Jackson County prosecutors have charged Timmy D. Graves with tampering with a judicial official.
According to court documents, Graves allegedly sent threatening text messages to a judge’s email address. The messages read, in part: “Come to my house (expletive)! I triple dog dare u. (Expletive) U. I’ll (expletive) you up.”
A subpoena for the telephone number that sent the messages showed the subscriber for that number was Graves.
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Graves has been involved in several domestic cases at the circuit court, including two orders of protection and a divorce.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $50,000.