COUNCIL MAN CONVICTED FOR THREATENING FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES
James (Lane) Thompson, 77, of Council, Idaho, was convicted yesterday on two misdemeanor counts of threatening or intimidating a forest officer in the performance of her duties, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Thompson was sentenced to twelve months supervised probation, a $500 fine, and an eight-hour anger management class.
During the one-day bench trial, Judge Mikel H. Williams heard evidence that on September 29, 2010, Thompson went into the Council Ranger District Office located in the Payette National Forest. Witnesses testified that Thompson became agitated and made threatening comments to Forest Service employees.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Forest Service.
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