Linda Joyce Lakes was serving time on probation violations stemming from a 2007 grand theft sentence and scheduled for release last Friday. But earlier this month the Idaho U.S. Attorney's office charged her with mailing threatening communications, a felony.
Prosecutors say in 2010 she mailed a drawing apparently depicting one stick figure happily walking away after beating another stick figure with a baseball bat. Prosecutors say the drawing also included the words, "No more you."
Lakes, who was released from the state prison and taken into federal custody, has waived her preliminary hearing on the charge.