- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A former employee of a veterans’ service center in Hamilton will serve 21 days in jail after police say he wrote a note that appeared to threaten him for testifying against a co-worker.

The Ravalli Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1bGsSXG ) that Joshua Matthew Getz was sentenced Thursday by Ravalli County District Judge James Haynes for fabricating evidence and intimidation.

Court records say Hamilton police responded to the Valley Veterans Service Center last July after receiving a report about a threatening letter.

Other workers said they believed it was written in retaliation for Getz’s testimony against another former center employee who was accused of making threats against President Barack Obama.

Charging documents say police tracked the note to Getz, and a plea agreement was eventually reached in the case.


Information from: Ravalli Republic, https://www.ravallirepublic.com

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