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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 24, 2017

Niagara County Man Sentenced For Threatening The President Second Time

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jared Brown, 20, of Niagara County, NY, has been sentenced to serve 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release. The violation and sentence arose after Brown, in a 911 call to the Lockport City Police Department on December 26, 2016, threatened to kill then President-elect Donald Trump. 

According to Assistant U. S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, who handled the case, at the time of the 911 call, Brown was already serving a three-year term of supervised release, which followed a 15-month prison sentenced that the defendant served for previously threatening to kill former-President Barack Obama. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Lewis Robinson and the Lockport Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Niethe.

Updated February 24, 2017