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Newton man sentenced for threatening court staff

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 10:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 11:33 a.m. CDT

A Newton man was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation after making death threats during a February incident inside of the Juvenile Court Services office.

Justin P. Doran, 35, pleaded guilty to first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, after he aggressively walked past the front desk clerk at noon Feb. 9.

Doran also barged his way into a staff member’s office who was not in the office at the time. When a staff member tried to de-escalate the situation and asked Doran his name and how she could help, Doran replied, “I don’t have to tell you my [expletive] name, I’m going to kill everyone in this office,” according to the police report.

Doran reportedly left the office and located the staff member he was looking for outside and threatened them by saying, “I’m going to [expletive] get you,” according to court records.

Doran was fined $625 and an additional surcharge of $100 during a recent sentencing hearing.

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