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Thursday, February 7, 2019

California Man Sentenced for Threatening Communications

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a California man convicted of Interstate Communications of Threats to Injure was sentenced on February 4, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Zackary Anthony Mitchell, age 23, was sentenced to time served through February 6, 2019, 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100. As part of the supervised release plan, he will return to California and be on home confinement to his father’s home for 5 months.

Mitchell was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2018.  He pled guilty on January 3, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred between December 23, 2017, and January 14, 2018, when Mitchell repeatedly texted the victim threatening harm and injury to her and threats of killing her family.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

Mitchell was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 7, 2019