Arkansas man pleads guilty to mailing powder to senator

Arkansas News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to mailing white powder to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s Washington office with a letter stating, “Maybe this will get your attention.”

Henry Goodloe on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to a count of conveying false information about possessing a biological weapon for the August 2018 letter he mailed to the Republican senator. Prosecutors say a Senate mail facility intercepted the letter and a hazardous response team determined the powder was unbleached flour and starch.

The letter’s return address was Goodloe’s home address in Pine Bluff.

A sentencing hearing hasn’t been set yet for the 77-year-old Goodloe. He faces up to five years in prison.

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