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Fayette County man accused of threatening President Obama

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 8:36 p.m.

A Fayette County man in prison for his conviction on charges of making terroristic threats and aggravated indecent assault on a child was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of threatening the president.

Joseph H. Savage, 34, of North Union is accused of mailing a letter to President Obama in which he threatens to torture and kill the president and kidnap and kill a member of the president's family. The letters state the crimes will be committed when Savage is released from prison.

A Fayette County judge in January 2013 sentenced Savage to 12 12 to 25 years in prison on the state charges. He is an inmate at SCI-Houtzdale in Clearfield County, according to state records. Savage could face additional prison time if he is convicted on the new charges.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.




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