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Northern District of New York

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cortland Man Charged with Threats

Defendant Allegedly Used Facebook to Make Threats To Kill

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – On March 11, 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Roy S. Redeye, age 38, with threatening to kill three Saint Regis Mohawk Police Officers, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge James Spero, and Saint Regis Mohawk Police Chief Matthew Rourke. According to the two-count indictment, on February 6, 2015, Redeye threatened to kill the police officers in posts on his Facebook page.

Redeye was arrested in Cortland, New York, on February 10, 2015, where he was living at that time. On February 26, 2015, he had his initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Gary L. Favro

; the defendant has been detained since then. The trial date will be set in the coming days.

If convicted of these charges, the maximum penalties the defendant faces include: a term of imprisonment of 5 years; a fine of $250,000; a term of three years of supervised release; and payment of restitution to the victims.

The case is being investigated by agents of Homeland Security Investigations based in Massena, New York. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Horsman is prosecuting the case.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


Updated March 18, 2015