SPOKANE, Wash. - A man accused of making online threats against Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich now faces federal charges and told investigators the sheriff should be afraid.
Jaydin Ledford, 23, faces a single count of making threats in interstate communications. He allegedly was upset over some law enforcement officers' claims that they would not enforce voter-approved initiative 1639, which restricts gun ownership in Washington.
According to court documents, Ledford made threats on Facebook that included things like "Ozzie Knezovich is going to get a bullet in his skull" and "I1639 is law. sheriffs [sic] that are non compliant will be shot. by me."
The FBI traced Ledford's comments to his apartment in Omak, Washington. The agent who prepared the document said Ledford has no criminal history.
Agents obtained a search warrant on February 20th and seized computers, electronics and Ledford's cell phone.
He was questioned by several law enforcement agencies and waived his rights. According to court documents, Ledford told investigators that "he does intend to kill Ozzie Knezovich... that [Sheriff Knezovich] should be in fear" and that he wanted to eat another man's brain who he also made threats against on Facebook.
Ledford was given a court-appointed defense attorney during a hearing in federal court last week. in court, he asserted his rights under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, saying he has the right to remain silent and not be questioned except through his attorney.
He is being held in the Spokane County Jail.
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