Man pleads guilty, faces prison time for threatening Rep. John Lewis's staff
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A man pleaded guilty on Friday to one charge of threatening a federal official after allegedly making threatening calls to members of Rep. John LewisJohn LewisManchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights Sweeping election reform bill faces Senate buzz saw Abrams issues sharp rebuke to Arizona GOP governor for signing 'devastating anti-voter bill' MORE's (D-Ga.) staff.

Dante Antione Rosser, 43, made more than 40 threatening calls last February to the lawmaker’s staff in Atlanta, which prosecutors said caused the staffers “grave concerns” for their safety, according to The Associated Press.

Prosecutors said that Rosser was responsible for threatening behavior between March 2016 and February 2017, including visiting the Atlanta office in person and making repeated phone calls of a threatening and sexual nature to Lewis’s Atlanta and Washington offices.


In at least one call to staffers, he threatened to “splatter their heads all over the ground,” according to a statement from a U.S. Capitol Police special agent reported by the AP.

The AP reported that Rosser’s plea agreement calls for an 18-month prison sentence and three years of supervised release, which will be binding if a judge accepts the plea deal at sentencing in April.

Staff at an apartment complex where Rosser previously lived also told the FBI that Rosser had harassed them.