23 June 1998: Message authenticated by telephone; time of arrest corrected by writer. No information on Jim's alleged violation of parole.
23 June 1998
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From: Anonymous 3 Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 23:31:33 EDT To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Jim Bell and anon John: This is [a journalist] whom you called today about Bell. He was arrested at his parents' home in Vancouver Monday about 1:07 p.m. PDT by five federal marshals in two cars. The agents went in with guns drawn and came out with Bell's elderly parents, with whom they talked for a while. A few minutes later, they brought out Jim, who was handcuffed in front, dressed in a blue T- shirt and slacks. He was put in the back of a red Jeep, and then leg chained by an agent. (I tried to ask one of the agents if Jim was going to be taken directly to Tacoma - my assumption - but the agent just told me to stay away.) Jim was in the backseat for about 20 minutes and then two agents came out and drove him away - after one agent accidentally set off the Jeep "wa-wa" siren - ...just as TV arrived. the other three agents remained in the house, looking for "evidence," i assume. I expect him to appear before a federal magistrate in Tacoma tomorrow morning. His federal defender still has not been provided any paper by the govt. so, now yr up to date. on another matter, I was curious abt the anonymous info sent you. i've been trying to get an anon remailer for some time, but have been unsuccessful. got any tips, advice or help?