EMPORIA, Kan. -- An Emporia man is set to spend the next few years in prison after being sentenced for stalking.
KVOE News is reporting that 60-year-old Thomas Hebb was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for mailing graphic letters to over 20 Emporia and Lyon County residents in 2011.
Hebb was arrested in January 2013 for multiple counts of staking and promoting obscenity. Authorities say the stalking investigation involved more than 20 men and women in Emporia and surrounding Lyon County. Police said male victims received letters in reference to their wives or girlfriends. Some of the victims began receiving the letters in late 2011.
He later pleaded no contest to nearly 30 charges, combined misdemeanor counts of stalking and obscenity. Hebb can have short releases every two weeks for mental health evaluations, and is eligible for a parole request in a year.