Tucson man gets 15 months for threatening Rep. McSally

Published: Apr. 18, 2018 at 5:31 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM MST
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Congresswoman Martha McSally. (Source: Tucson News Now)
Congresswoman Martha McSally. (Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson man has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for threatening Rep. Martha McSally last year.

Steven Martan admitted to making several calls to McSally's office from May 2-10, 2017.

In August 2017, Martan pleaded guilty to three counts for "influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a federal official by threatening."

Martan had faced up to 10 years in prison but due to the pending plea agreement, he was set to serve no more than two years in prison, nine years of probation and undergo a mental health evaluation.

Martan told investigators he was "venting frustrations with McSally's congressional votes in support of the president of the United States."

Portions of those messages, which contained explicit language, can be found below.

"If I could wring your (expletive) neck. You need to get back to where you came from and leave Arizona."

"Yeah Martha, our sights are set on you, right between your (expletive) eyes."

"Be careful when you come back to Tucson 'cause we hate you here, OK."

"Can't wait to (expletive) pull the trigger (expletive)."

"Your days are numbered."

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