[Vision2020] North Idaho man gets prison term for threatening to shoot police officers

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Wed Jul 20 08:19:29 PDT 2016

Courtesy of today's (July 20, 2016) Spokesman-Review.

North Idaho man gets prison term for threatening to shoot police officers
A North Idaho man was sentenced Tuesday to 16 months in prison and three years of probation for threatening to shoot a man in Moscow and shoot law enforcement officers and their families in Pullman and Moscow.

Paul Jens Suggs, 20, of Moscow, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for communicating interstate threats, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson said. In his Jan. 20 guilty plea, Suggs admitted to making the threats on Facebook in September 2015. He was arrested that same month and has been in federal custody since.

While under investigation for burglary in Whitman County, Suggs went to Germany to visit relatives and while there made the threats on Facebook, prosecutors said in court filings.

“The defendant used language that was very graphic and knew he was communicating a threat,” and he also used Facebook to send photos of himself holding a handgun, prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the Pullman Police Department, Moscow Police Department and FBI. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Suggs in Coeur d’Alene.


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"Moscow Cares"
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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