Gilman Man Convicted of Threatening to Kill Judge, DA and Detective Sentenced

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 4/22 at 5:20 p.m.

A 23-year-old Taylor County man convicted of threatening to kill a judge, district attorney, and detective will spend 14 months in prison and 28 months on extended supervision.

During a jury trial in February, Patrick Staton was found guilty of seven of the eight charges related to the threats.

Staton is currently serving another prison sentence stemming from a separate conviction.

ORIGINAL STORY: 4/30/12 at 4:22 p.m.

A 22-year-old Gilman man remains behind bars on a $25,000 bond after authorities say he planned to a use a bomb to kill a judge, a district attorney and a detective.

Patrick Staton was taken into custody on April 26 after Taylor County deputies conducted a search of his home and car and discovered items used to make explosive devices.

According to a news release, Staton had already created one explosive device and planned to detonate it at the Taylor County courthouse. He also stated he knew where the detective lived and planned to follow him home to detonate a bomb there.

The Price County District Attorney will be handling the case.

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