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A Barboursville man who threatened the life of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Charleston.

Steve Anthony Major, 49, was named in a four-count indictment charging him with threatening to murder Manchin on four occasions in March.

The complaint alleges Major made four separate calls to Manchin's Charleston and Washington offices, identifying himself on each occasion and making threats of violence against Manchin and his family members.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Capitol Police, and West Virginia State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Haley Bunn is in charge of the prosecution.