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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A suburban Kansas City man accused of invoking a “triple dog dare” in a threatening message to a judge has been charged with a felony.

The Kansas City Star reports that 58-year-old Timmy Graves, of Independence, is charged with tampering with a judicial official. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Court records say threatening messages that were sent to the Jackson County judge’s email address were traced to a telephone number assigned to Graves. In one expletive laden message, Graves is accused of daring the judge to come to his house.

Graves has been involved in several domestic cases at the circuit court, including two orders of protection and a divorce.
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Information from: The Kansas City Star