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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Moscow Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Communication of Threats

COEUR D'ALENE - Paul Jens Suggs, 19, of Moscow, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to interstate communication of threats, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Suggs was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on December 15, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Suggs admitted that in September 2015, he made several posts on Facebook threatening to shoot a man in Moscow and to shoot law enforcement officers in Moscow and Pullman, Washington.  Additionally Suggs posted that he was going to kill the family members of the officers. 

The charge of interstate communications of threats is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for April 5, 2016, before U.S. District Judge Candy W. Dale at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by the Pullman Police Department, Moscow Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Updated February 4, 2016