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Michigan man indicted in cyberstalking of ex-Mississippi gov

Posted at 9:46 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 09:46:02-04

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of making threats against a former Mississippi governor has been indicted by a Mississippi grand jury on a cyberstalking charge.

The Clarion Ledger reported Wednesday that 49-year-old Harold Joseph Collins, of Detroit, was indicted by the Hinds County grand jury last month.

The newspaper said the indictment alleged Collins used “electronic communications, threatened, terrified and/or harassed” then-Gov. Phil Bryant in January 2019.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has said the U.S. Marshals Service and Detroit police assisted in the investigation.

It's unclear whether Collins has an attorney who can comment for him.