Man sentenced to prison for assault charges

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A Burkburnett man arrested in October for allegedly sending a letter with fake ricin poison to spectrum cable is sentenced to prison for previous charges of assault of public servants.

Roger Hardy, 52, received three years in prison on two assault charges and jail time for terroristic threats and an abusive call to 911.

The charge for sending the letter with the powder from jail had previously been dismissed.

Hardy was charged with threatening to kill the Wichita County Sheriff David Duke and other Sheriffs in 2016.

In October, the Wichita Falls fire department responded to a hazardous material call in the 3000 block of Maurine at Spectrum Cable.

The fire investigator said a letter with a powdery substance was sent from the county jail to the Spectrum location in the 3000 block of Maurine Street. 

Hardy’s previous arrests also include threats he made to
Cut off his mother’s head and threatening to blow up the Burkburnett Police Department. 

Hardy also served probation for sending anthrax hoax letters to the Oklahoman newspaper and the New York School of Interior Design.

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