If he is found guilty, Mack faces a maximum of five years in prison, Joseph said.
The note, sent Oct. 14, sent to Jordan gave a fake a Norwalk, Ohio, return address, not far from where Jordan had a district office. Concerned, Jordan contacted the Capitol Hill police, then shuttered his Norwalk office until he was assured it was safe to open it again.
Ray Yonkura, Jordan’s chief of staff, said Jordan has received plenty of emails, phone calls and messages, but only “three or so” have been perceived as threatening over the past seven years. The office followed protocol by forwarding it to the Capitol Police, who acted quickly to track down its sender, he said.
The threat, Yonkura said, “was very real to us.”
“This is the most threatening message we’ve ever received,” he said. “You get tens of thousands of messages via email, phone letter, and folks have a different way of communicating. But this one in particular stood out very clearly.”
Jordan represents Ohio’s 4th District in Congress which goes from Champaign County to Lake Erie and includes the local counties of Shelby, Auglaize and Logan.