Idaho man sentenced to five years in prison for stalking
MISSOULA — An Idaho man who admitted to threatening and harassing a woman in Montana was sentenced today to five years in prison, to be followed by three of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.
Daniel August Meyer, 39, of Post Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty in May to stalking.
U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided.
In court documents, the government alleged that in August of 2022, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Meyer after the victim, identified as Jane Doe, reported that Meyer had threatened to kill her. Jane Doe reported that Meyer continually harassed her through phone calls and text messages after she moved to Missoula. In September 2023, Jane Doe discovered a tracking device on her vehicle believed to have been installed by Meyer. Meyer continued calling and leaving voice messages, including a message stating he was in town and on his way to her location. Law enforcement arrested Meyer on Sept. 14, 2023. A search of his vehicle led to the recovery of body armor, a sawed-off shotgun, and a large amount of ammunition. Meyer was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition because he was subject to a permanent Order of Protection from 2010.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott prosecuted the case. The FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force and Missoula Police Department conducted the investigation.
Clair J. Howard
Public Affairs Officer
Press Release Number: 23-364