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Woman ordered detained after allegedly planning to harm TBI agent, federal judge

Published: 9:45 AM, 03/21/2013 Last updated: 10:25 AM, 03/21/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

GREENEVILLE—A woman who was indicted by a federal grand jury last month, for allegedly planning to cause bodily injury to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent Matthew H. Thompson and a U.S. District Judge, has been ordered to be detained without bond until her hearing.

U.S. District Judge Dennis Inman made the ruling against Kathleen Laws Garrett on Tuesday in U.S. District Court, contending that Garrett is a serious risk, that the defendant will not appear and that there is a serious risk that the defendant will endanger the safety of another person or the community.

In a written statement, Inman wrote, "I find that the credible testimony and information submitted at the hearing establishes by clear and convincing evidence as follows:

"Defendant's son, Clayton Owenby, is incarcerated in the Greene County Jail pending his trial on federal charges. In various telephone conversations with her son, which were recorded, defendant clearly indicated an intent to harm or kill Special Agent Matthew Thompson of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Thompson's family, and the United States District Judge, and went so far as to ascertain relevant addresses.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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