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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 20, 2018

Dayton man indicted for posting threats to Ohio Lottery Commission Facebook page

A Dayton man was indicted in federal court after making threats over social media to kill people.

Jason Davon Stovall, 38, was indicted on four counts of making threats over interstate communications.

Stovall made numerous posts to the Ohio Lottery Commission’s Facebook page between June 28 and July 7 in which he threatened to kill people, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Deckert following an investigation by the FBI and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated August 20, 2018