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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 31, 2018

York County Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years’ Imprisonment For Threatening To Injure Police Officers

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Chad Stoner, age 30, of Conewago Township, York County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 30, 2018, to 150 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane for conspiracy and transmitting an interstate communication containing a threat to injure police officers and officials of Conewago Township, and possessing an AK-47 semi-automatic weapons illegally. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Stoner was convicted of the charges after a three-day trial before Judge Kane on December 5, 2017.  Stoner previously pled guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms after those charges were severed by the Court.  On August 10, 2016, Stoner and his co-conspirator Emily Winand, age 28, of Conewago Township, agreed that Winand would use her Youtube account to post a video on which Stoner communicated a threat to injure police officers. 

Winand pled guilty before Judge Kane on October 10, 2017, to conspiracy and obstruction of justice and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 12, 2018.

The investigation was conducted by the Harrisburg Resident Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Northern York County Regional Police Department, and the West York Borough Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph J. Terz prosecuted the case.

           

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Updated August 31, 2018