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Man who threatened Council Bluffs mayor pleads guilty

December 13, 2018

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs man accused of repeatedly threatening to kill the city’s mayor and other city employees has pleaded guilty to first-degree harassment.

The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs reports that 33-year-old Chase Points faces up to two years in prison and a $6,250 fine. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

Points was arrested after two incidents at City Hall. Authorities say Points left a handwritten note on Mayor Matt Walsh’s desk that said, “God is going to cut you down.” He later allegedly mentioned the note on Facebook and added, “If these stupid (expletive) don’t want to give ma job, kill them all.”

Walsh has said he doesn’t think the threats are political. He says Points told him he’s homeless, going through hard times and can’t find work.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com