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Judge finds Frederick man guilty of voter intimidation during 2020 Presidential election

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 16:00:02-05

FREDERICK, Md. — A Frederick County District Court judge sentenced a man to time served and probation on charges of voter intimidation, during the 2020 election season.

James Dale Reed, 42, was accused of leaving a threatening note at the front door of a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris supporter.

Reed was caught on a door bell camera dropping off the note on October 4.

At first Reed denied it was him in the video, but two days later admitted to writing and leaving the note.

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In it Reed warned that he would target Biden and Harris supporters.

"We have a list of of homes and addresses by your election signs. We are the ones with the scary guns, we are the ones your children have nightmares about," he wrote.

He also violently threatened both Biden and Harris who were the Democratic nominees at the time.

County prosecutors also charged Reed with a threat of Mass Violence, but Judge Eric William Schaffer found him not guilty of that count.

In all, Reed served 132 days behind bars. He will also have to complete three years of supervised probation.

Reed also faces federal charges in connection with the case. An initial court date for that is scheduled for March 3.