Grand Island man arrested for threats against Congressmen

Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 13:43:23-04

A Grand Island man stands accused of threatening two U.S. Congressmen through voicemail.

63-year-old Carlos Bayon was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with interstate communication of a threat.

Prosecutors say the Louisiana office of a United States Congressman received a threatening voicemail on June 30. It stated:

Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (Spanish for "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day."

On the same day, the Washington State office of another United States Congressman received a threatening voicemail with the same message. Both calls were traced to the defendant.

The charges against Bayon carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

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