Solon man charged with sending letters to Iowa City Regina
IOWA CITY– A Solon man has been charged with harassment after sending threatening letters to the Iowa City Regina school system.
According to the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD), Daniel Lee Stone, Solon, has been identified through DNA evidence as the author of several letters accusing the Regina football coaching staff of providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.
On Aug. 26, 2013, the ICPD was contacted by Regina High School in Iowa City to report the receipt of threatening letters. At the time, several administrators within the school received letters purporting to be from a group identifying itself as “Regina Parents for Responsible Athletics.”
The letters alleged the Regina football coaching staff had provided performance-enhancing drugs to the student athletes. The letters further made several demands and if the demands were not met by a certain date, the allegations would be released to the media as well as the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
As the demands were not met, the author of the letters did send out multiple other letters to the Iowa High School Athletic Association and other media outlets with the same allegations, according to the ICPD. Investigation into the matter did not provide any evidence to support the allegations made by the creator of the letters.
Stone was arrested for harassment in the third degree on an Iowa City Police Department arrest warrant by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on July 9. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office had an additional charge of interference with official acts stemming from the time of the arrest. Both of these charges are simple misdemeanor charges, punishable of up to 30 days in jail and a fine of at least $65 dollars but not to exceed $625.