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Vermont man accused of threating state officials

A Vermont man accused of threatening state officials was in court Monday.
A Vermont man accused of threatening state officials was in court Monday.
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 11:20 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont man accused of threatening state officials was in court Monday.

According to court documents, Josh Puma, 35, formerly of Chittenden County, called the Vermont Department of Corrections on a recorded line, threatening to kill a state court judge, a defense attorney and a state prosecutor and to sexually assault that same prosecutor.

Puma stated that when he is released from prison he will use violence and kill and injure those state officials.

Puma was recently hospitalized for a mental health evaluation.

If convicted, Puma faces a maximum sentence of five years for each count.

He pleaded not guilty.

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