Jan 24, 2020 4:30 PM

Kansas man charged with threatening to kill President Trump

Posted Jan 24, 2020 4:30 PM
McDowell is being held in Sedgwick County
McDowell is being held in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, KAN. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with threatening on social media to kill President Donald Trump.

Aaron McDowell, of Salina, was charged Thursday in federal court in Wichita with one count of threatening the President of the United States.

Federal prosecutors said he wrote Tuesday on Facebook that he was going to kill the president at 7 p.m. that day.

Another person commented on McDowell’s post, stating “Yo prove it.”

A Secret Service agent wrote in the affidavit that McDowell responded with “You’ll see it on the news."

The charge carries a sentence of up to five years in federal prison.

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Calif. man cashed stolen tax refund checks in Kansas

KANSAS CITY (AP) —A man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks.

Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Chestnut admitted that he and others stole tax refund checks from the mail in April 2016.

They then used driver's licenses and other identification documents to cash the checks at Academy Bank branches in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado, prosecutors said.