California man charged with threatening Four in Stark County
A federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland returned a four-count indictment charging Daniel Dillon, age 50, of Los Angeles, with making interstate threatening communications, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment alleges that Dillon sent threatening communications from California to Ohio. The communications, by fax, e-mail and voicemail, contained threats to injure and kill four victims, including a Stark County judge, a Stark County public official, a court-appointed guardian and the guardian’s attorney.
The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Canton, Ohio and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Kelley.
If convicted, his sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including his prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offenses and the unique characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.