By: Daily Record Staff//November 22, 2019
By: Daily Record Staff//November 22, 2019//
An Erie County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for threatening members of Congress.
Carlos Bayon, 64, of Grand Island, who was convicted after a jury trial of two counts of retaliating against a federal official and two counts of making a threat by interstate communication, was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr.
On June 30, 2018, Bayon left threatening voice mails for two members of Congress, in which defendant threatened to “feed them lead.”
Bayon also stated in the voice mails: “Make no mistake, you will pay.”
Law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Bayon’s home and storage garage and found a loaded rifle, 150 rounds of rifle ammunition, and books on how to make homemade bombs and other explosives, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.