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Preston County woman charged with threatening state workers

KINGWOOD — A woman charged last week with allegedly harassing an officer is now charged with sending at least 20 threatening emails, as well as voice mails, to five other state employees.

Paula May Sigley, 35, has a street address outside Rowlesburg and a post office box in Aurora, according to court documents. Sigley was in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail Wednesday in lieu of $3,000 bond.

According to the criminal complaint by Natural Resources Police Capt. S.J. Antolini, between June 28 and July 11 Sigley sent at least seven threatening emails from an email address which includes her name and five threatening voice mails to a State Department of Health and Human Resources worker.

She is also accused of sending an additional five threatening emails to the worker from another email address that claimed to be from Sigley’s neighbor.

According to the complaint, Sigley also sent at least three threatening emails to an employee of the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health commissioners’s office from an email address that includes her name.

And she is charged with sending at least five threatening emails to the Natural Resources Police from an email containing her name, as well as leaving several threatening voice mails for two officers.

“In one voice mail the defendant threatened to throw a brick through [an officer’s] patrol vehicle,” the complaint says.

Last week, Sigley was charged with harassment for allegedly making repeated contacts with Capt. Antolini from June until October 2019, even though he told her to stop.