CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – The Department of Justice has announced that a Cumberland County man has been charged after he allegedly threatened to kill a United States Congressman.
According to U.S. Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Robert Lee Ingalls Jr., 61, of Mechanicsburg allegedly left two threatening messages on the main answering machine at the Congressional Office in Washington, D.C
Additionally, it is alleged that Ingalls threatened to kill a specific congressman in both voicemail messages he left. According to Karam, it was determined that Ingalls was making the calls from his cell phone while in Mechanicsburg.
The Justice Department did not immediately name the congressman.
Ingalls was arrested Nov. 10 and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daryl F. Bloom on Nov. 13. He was subsequently ordered held in custody pending action by a federal grand jury.
Ingalls faces a maximum of five years in prison, post-incarceration supervised release and a fine.