Claremore Daily Progress

February 5, 2014

Teen charged with threatening Obama

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE —

Rogers County Jail inmate Hunter Lee Hines, 18, of Claremore, has been charged with mailing a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, the Northern District Court of Oklahoma issued a federal indictment.
The United States Secret Service is leading the investigation, according to a press release issued by United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr.
If convicted, Hines could face five years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine.
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said when the letter was discovered by jailers it was turned over to federal authorities. 
Hines was arrested in May 2013 in Rogers County for charges, including harboring an endangered runaway child, first degree rape, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation and second degree burglary.
Walton said Hines was involved in an extensive manhunt last year near Catoosa leading to his arrest.
A jury trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 18 to review the pending felony charges filed in Rogers County. 
Hines allegedly kidnapped a 12-year-old girl who was a family friend last year. Rogers County Deputies located the two juveniles after a three-day search.
The mother of the 12-year-old girl filed a protective order against Hines shortly after his arrest.
Hines is being held in the Rogers County Jail concerning both federal and state charges. His bond is currently set for $181,000.