|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
"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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