Virginia man allegedly threatens U of I student

March 13, 2008 9:29:59 AM PDT
A Virginia man has been charge with transmitting a threat across state lines. Allan Sammons, 27 allegedly sent harassing e-mails to a University of Illinois student. Prosecutors say the e-mails included death threats and references to the Virginia Tech shootings.

Sammons was arrested after telling an investigator he planned to travel to Illinois.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.