Death threats against Mullin being investigated
BY Staff Reports
Saturday, January 19, 2013
1/19/13 at 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Death threats have been made against U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin, his wife and children, Mullin’s chief of staff Karl Ahlgren said in a statement released Saturday.
Ahlgren said that local and federal authorities are investigating and consider the issue to be a “serious matter due to the content and nature of the threatening letters which were received.”
Precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of his wife and children, Ahlgren said.
Ahlgren said the office would make no further comment.
Mullin, a Republican, is three weeks into his first term in Washington after was sworn into office Jan. 3.
The threats come after a Skiatook man told police in July that he wanted to kill then-U.S. Rep. John Sullivan of Tulsa.
Skiatook police questioned Wayne Franklin Miles, 52, after he said he believed that he was being watched and shot at. He said “he would protect himself and would shoot (Sullivan),” police said.
Miles was arrested and booked into Tulsa Jail on Jan. 11. He remains there and appeared Friday before a U.S. magistrate who will determine whether Miles should enter a drug treatment center or stay in jail.
U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin