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A federal judge in Las Cruces today ordered that Kory Dwayne Adams, 35, of Roswell, remain in custody pending trial on charges of using interstate communications to threaten to injure another individual. Trial has yet to be scheduled.

The FBI arrested Kory Adams Sept. 28 for allegedly posting a message on social media which threatened to injure an individual. According to the complaint, Adams’ brother, Dain Justin Adams, 37, also of Roswell, was arrested Sept. 19 on a federal criminal complaint alleging child pornography offenses. On Sept. 25, the FBI received information that a social media account allegedly belonging to Kory Adams had posted a threatening communication directed at a particular individual, and the threat allegedly appeared to have been related to Dain Adams’ child pornography charges.

If convicted, Kory Adams faces a statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison. This case was investigated by the Roswell Office of the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dustin Segovia and Marisa A. Ong.