Wednesday sentencing set for New Middletown man convicted of JCC threat
A New Middletown man who pleaded guilty to making threats directed towards the Youngstown Jewish Community Center is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday.
James Reardon is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Court before Judge Patricia Gaughan at 11:30 a.m.
Reardon pleaded guilty in May to transmitting a threatening communication and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
In 2019, Reardon was accused of posting a video to Instagram where he was 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.
Reardon was arrested following a search of his New Middletown residence where police said they found two AR-15s, a rifle with a bayonet, knives and an anti-tank gun and Nazi memorabilia.