Mount Vernon man charged with threatening to shoot police officers


WHITE PLAINS – The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the FBI announced today the arrest of Jeremy Mott, 24, of Mount Vernon, on charges of threatening to shoot members of the Police Department of the City of Mount Vernon, New York. The Complaint alleges that Mott posted messages on Internet social media sites in which he threatened to shoot Mount Vernon police officers and included a digital image depicting the shooting of a police officer.
Mott allegedly posted messages on Facebook and Instagram, both of which included digital images of an individual discharging a firearm into a police vehicle through the driver’s side window. The Facebook message included the threat, “I SWEAR IF COPS IN MOUNT VERNON THINK THEY CAN FOLLOW THE MADNESS THIS IS HOW THEY GOING TO END UP.”
Mott is charged with one count of making interstate threats, which upon conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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