Rossford man charged with making threats
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that an indictment was filed against Justin Eckenrode, age 27, of Rossford, Ohio. The indictment charges Eckenrode with transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigating agency in this case is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Toledo, Ohio. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gene Crawford.
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.