- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Flathead County prosecutors in the case against a man accused of making online threats to schools and religious leaders have agreed to defer prosecution.

According to the deferred prosecution notice filed Wednesday if 29-year-old David Lenio is a “law-abiding citizen” for the next two years his case will be dismissed. Lenio was facing one charge of felony intimidation.

Lenio was arrested near Whitefish in February 2015 after authorities were alerted to messages he allegedly made on Twitter threatening school children and Jewish people.

Police say they found two rifles in Lenio’s apartment and a pistol in his vehicle.

Lenio was released on his own recognizance in July and has been living with his parents in Michigan. He was originally charged with felony defamation and intimidation but those charges were reduced.

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