0 232035Z NOV 78
FM WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE (89-579) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI IMMEDIATE
Reference Bureau teletype November 22, 1978.
WFO indices contain no identifiable information in reference to James Warren Jones, 5-13-31 or 1933 and alias Jim Jones, J. Jones, J. Warren Jones, or Warren Jones. Also, negative on People’s Temple. Further, indices contain no pertinent info re Leo J. Ryan. However it was noted that Ryan, along with numerous other officials, judges, etc. received a threatening letter, (October, 1977) from [name deleted], a prolific letter writer; Sacramento office of origin. The purpose of [name deleted]’s correspondence apparently was in connection with his view that he had been in justly [unjustly] charged in a drug-related arrest and the unjust incarceration of his friend [name deleted] on the drug charge. [name deleted]’s threat was in the form of shooting out the president’s
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tire on his auto to draw attention to his case. [name deleted] identified himself as “world’s leading authority on the biological study of poison oak” as well as “tortured trial witness” and “gay dissident.”
Armed and dangerous with suicidal tendencies