Chicago Man Accused Of Threatening Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Indicted

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:13pm
Updated: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:31pm
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Jeff Flake.

James Dean Blevins is accused of threatening to kill Flake because he was "tired" of the Republican "interrupting" President Donald Trump.

A grand jury in Arizona indicted Blevins.

A federal magistrate in Chicago said in an order late Wednesday, that prosecutors in Arizona didn't agree to transfer the case to Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Blevins left a voice message at Flake's office, saying, "I am tired of him interrupting our president, and I am coming down there to take him and his family out."

Blevins' lawyer said his client had been drinking.

The magistrate released Blevins to a family member’s custody until his next court date in Arizona.

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