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Jeannette Man Sentenced to Prison for Using Craig's List to Threaten Police Chief

June 29, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Jeannette, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day in prison followed by two years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal laws pertaining to transmitting threatening communications, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Adrian Peter Stock, 30.

According to information presented to the court, Stock posted a threatening communication on Craig's List, in which he threatened to drag a Westmoreland County Police Chief behind his truck with chains and drown him in a local creek.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Stock.

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