A man who police say threatened mass murder at The Lerner Theatre in August was sentenced to prison on Wednesday, March 30.
Thomas Townsend of Goshen was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison, the maximum allowed for the level 6 felony of intimidation that he pleaded guilty to, WNDU reported. A public intoxication charge was dismissed.
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Townsend was arrested in September after The Lerner staff received a voicemail message in which the caller threatened mass murder at the Elkhart venue.
Prosecutors said Townsend was ejected from the theater for being intoxicated and threatening other patrons on Aug. 29, hours before he called The Lerner Theatre and left the voicemail.
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