Missouri Man Sentenced to Nearly Four Years on Interstate Stalking Charge
PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that William McBroom-Stees, 43, of Springfield, Missouri was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 46 months in prison and three years of supervised release for interstate stalking. McBroom-Stees pleaded guilty to the charge on September 23, 2014.
Court records reveal between November 9 and November 21, 2013, McBroom-Stees made threatening telephone calls from Missouri to his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child while she was driving from Illinois to Rockland, Maine, where she was relocating. In the calls and text messages, McBroom-Stees threatened to kill and harm her, her immediate family, and others. On November 13, McBroom-Stees threatened that if she did not return to Missouri by their child’s birthday, he would “start the worst f***ing bloodbath in America” and dared the police to come after him. That call was recorded by the victim with the help of a Knox County Sheriff’s Office detective. Phone records revealed McBroom-Stees placed hundreds of calls and sent numerous text messages to the victim, many of which were threatening, causing substantial emotional distress to the victim and her family.
The investigation was conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Rockland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.