Man gets 3 years for threatening Kirkland mayor
Friday, December 2, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Kirkland man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for threatening that city's mayor and other officials.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle says 53-year-old David Russell Myrland is an associate of the "Sovereign Citizens" movement, which claims that state, federal and city laws are invalid.
Myrland had a long-running spat with Kirkland officials stemming from some arrests and the impoundment of his car for driving without a license plate.
He sent emails and made calls to Kirkland officials threatening to arrest them. In one email to the mayor he warned that 50 or more armed citizens would be coming to her home, and that she had better keep her doors unlocked to facilitate her arrest.
Prosecutors said he had also made threats toward King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and federal judges. He pleaded guilty in August.