SEATTLE – A federal judge sentenced an Arlington man to two years in prison Friday for threatening to kill President Bush.
Robert Lee Gilleland, 27, was behind bars at the Snohomish County Jail on theft and forgery charges when he sent a letter to the FBI threatening to shoot Bush unless he was released from jail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
When interviewed by U.S. Secret Service agents, Gilleland told them his threats “were not a hoax,” court documents say.
Gilleland will serve time in federal prison after he finishes a four-year state sentence for theft and forgery. It’s a federal crime to threaten the president.
Snohomish: Man arrested for making meth
The Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force arrested an unemployed chemist Thursday who is suspected of making large batches of methamphetamine.
The man, 57, allegedly cooked up to 7 pounds of meth at a time, task force Sgt. John Flood said. The drug has a street value of about $6,400 a pound.
Police suspect the man was shipping the drugs to the East Coast. Task force detectives searched the man’s home in the 15300 block of 141st Avenue SE in Snohomish after federal investigators found evidence at an East Coast business, Flood said.
The man was booked into the federal detention center in SeaTac, Flood said.
Everett: Firefighter added to memorial
Everett Fire Capt. Tim Ross’ name will be added to the International Association of Fire Fighters memorial wall in Colorado today.
Ross, 49, died Dec. 5 after a five-month battle with cancer. A 25-year veteran of the Everett Fire Department, Ross was known as a skilled fire and emergency medical service educator.
He was also active with the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, which helps firefighters, police and other emergency workers cope with traumatic incidents on the job.
Ross is among 106 firefighters who will be honored at the memorial in Colorado Springs today.
Stanwood: Sex offender meeting scheduled
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office plans a community meeting Thursday to provide information about a Level 3 sex offender living in the 30700 block of 76th Avenue NW in Stanwood.
Chad Daryll Enochs, 26, was convicted of two counts of second-degree rape in 1993. His victims were teenage girls he knew. Enochs is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.
The community meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Cedar Home Elementary School, 27911 68th Ave. NW in Stanwood.
From Herald staff reports