Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Facebook Threats
EUGENE, OR—Timothy Loren McCoy Fleming, 23, of Albany pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. Fleming admitted in his plea agreement that he posted on Facebook threats to kill a police officer at the Albany City Hall, along with a picture of himself holding a pistol.
Transmitting a threat in interstate commerce is a felony offense punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Fleming made the threats last January and was arrested on a state probation violation. He was transferred to federal custody in April after a complaint was filed in U.S. District Court. Fleming remains in custody pending his sentencing hearing on January 4 before U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene.
This case was investigated by the Albany Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney William “Bud” Fitzgerald is prosecuting the case.