KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Michigan prisoner is facing additional charges, accused of saying he sent anthrax to the U.S. District Court in Kalamazoo County.
Nathon James Zink, 34, was being held at the Ionia Correctional Facility for previous charges of second-degree home invasion, arson and two counts of prisoner possessing a weapon. That's according to court records.
New charges include two counts of mailing a threatening communication and false information and hoaxes, according to an indictment filed on Feb. 15, 2022.
Investigators said Zink sent a threatening letter to a Paw Paw resident in Aug. 2020 and to a federal employee in Sept. 2020.
Court records show on Sept. 3, 2020 Zink sent a handwritten letter to the U.S. District Courthouse that said the letter contained the "chemical agent, anthrax," and that by the time the letter was read "it will be to late for you to have already came into contact with the chemical powder."
Investigators said there was no trace of anthrax.