Cedar Rapids man gets 6 years in prison for shooting flare gun at courthouse, threatening officials
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A Cedar Rapids man will spend more than six years in prison for threatening federal officials and shooting flare guns at a federal courthouse.
John Miller, 42, has been sentenced to 77 months in prison, with three more years of supervised release.
In November 2020, he sent a threatening Facebook message to a federal prosecutor, which mentioned several other officials.
Later that day he fired a flare gun at the Cedar Rapids federal district courthouse.
One of the shots started a small fire on a traffic barrier outside the building.
Miller’s attorney’s argued he had severe mental health problems, and did not understand the nature of his actions.
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