A Tyler Man is Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison For Threatening His Case-Worker

Earlier this year a Tyler man threatened his Child Protective Services case worker. This threat came one month after the deadly shootings at the Smith County Courthouse. Yesterday he was sentenced to eight years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Narciso Leija pleaded guilty to retaliation. Leija threatened his case worker during a meeting on April 27th. The case worker told Leija he would lose his children because of drug abuse. That's when Leija threatened the case worker. It was then police arrested Leija and found him in possession of meth. The judge sentenced Leija to eight years in prison for retaliation and eight years for possession of methamphetamine.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com