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Madera man convicted of making threats

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A 53-year-old Madera man will be sentenced Sept. 7 for making terrorist threats and brandishing a weapon, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz.

Joe Brown, of Chowchilla, was convicted of the felony terrorist count and misdemeanor weapon count in Madera County Superior Court on Thursday.

Deputy District Attorney Traci Wise presented evidence to the jury that on Aug. 18, 2011, Brown made threats of physical injury to two men in the parking lot near his residence. Officers from the Chowchilla Police Department responded to a call for assistance from the victims, and later confiscated handguns and a bat from Brown’s residence. Brown was arrested and booked into the Madera County jail.

Brown is eligible for up to three years in state prison when he is sentenced, Keitz said.


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