Trial delayed for Youngstown JCC threat suspect
The trial has been delayed for a New Middletown accused of making a threatening video directed at members of the Valley's Jewish community.
A federal judge has approved a request by a defense attorney and federal prosecutors to delay deadlines, hearing dates and the trial of James P. Reardon beyond the 70-day-limit required by law.
Reardon was scheduled to go on trial January 27 on charges of transmitting a threatening communication and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime.
No new trial date has been set. Reardon remains in the Mahoning County Jail.
Reardon was arrested after allegedly accused of posting an Instagram video in which he is seen firing a weapon with the caption "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as white nationalist Seamus O'Reardon," designed to look like a mock news headline.
During a search of Reardon's home, police say they found two AR-15s, a rifle with a bayonet, knives, and an anti-tank gun, along with Nazi memorabilia.