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Kingman man sentenced to prison for threatening president

December 20, 2018

PHOENIX — A Kingman man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for threatening President Donald Trump earlier this year.

Jerrod Hunter Schmidt, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 37 months in the Bureau of Prisons followed by three years of supervised release.

On Sept. 28, Schmidt was found guilty by a federal jury of two counts of threatening the president of the United States and two counts of making interstate threatening communications.

After learning that his conviction for a prior felony was affirmed by the Nebraska Court of Appeals, Schmidt made a series of calls to the court clerk’s office. The calls took place on April 10 and April 11. Schmidt left voice messages in which he threatened to shoot and kill President Trump, one of the clerks of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, and other political figures.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the United States Secret Service with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Nebraska State Patrol. The prosecution was handled by David Pimsner, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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