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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 23, 2020

St. Charles Man Pleads Guilty and Sentenced to Sixteen Months of Time Served for Threatening U.S. Senator Josh Hawley

St. Louis, Missouri –United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Jeremy L. Cawthon, 38, of St. Charles, to 16 months of time already served for threatening U.S. Senator Josh Hawley through Facebook communications.  Cawthon has been confined in the St. Louis County Jail for the past 16 months after being criminally charged on April 5, 2019. 

According to the plea agreement, in March 2019 and April 2019, Cawthon sent numerous threats via Facebook to Senator Hawley’s account which were received in Washington D.C.  Federal agents were able to trace the communications to Cawthon’s residence in St. Charles, Missouri. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated July 23, 2020