LINCOLN — United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Marshal Marshall, 37, formerly of Broken Bow, was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison by Senior United States District Judge Richard Kopf.
Marshall had previously entered pleas of guilty to cyberstalking. In addition to his prison sentence, he will be required to serve three years on supervised release.
In December 2017, the principal of a public school district in Broken Bow reported to the FBI that someone was sending persistent and escalating threats of violence to a teacher working for the school district. The person issuing the threats was at times impersonating other teachers in the district over school email.
Investigation revealed that Marshall was impersonating teachers, friends and family members of the victim in order to harass, pressure and coerce her into taking him back, ceasing her cooperation on a state felon in possession case, and taking other actions that he desired the victim to take.
The communications caused substantial emotional distress, made the victim feel like she was being followed or surveilled at all times, and placed her in fear of actual bodily harm. She also faced threats to her reputation in the community, both professionally and personally.
Marshall conducted the cyberstalking by both text and email. Eventually, he began to illegally wiretap the victim by breaking into her home, placing recorders in her home and placing a motion sensor activated camera in her bedroom. The FBI recovered these devices and tied them forensically to Marshall.
Text messages from Marshall’s cellphone demonstrated he had solicited multiple men, his sister and two minors to aid him in the cyberstalking.
This case was investigated by the Broken Bow Police Department and the FBI.