Williamson Co. Man Accused of Threatening a Federal Judge
A southern Illinois man is accused in U.S. District Court of threatening the life of a federal judge in Chicago.
35-year-old Joshua Farner of Marion is facing two counts of mailing threats and one count of threatening to assault and murder a judge.
The indictment accuses Farner of sending the threatening letter to retaliate against the judge and impede, intimidate, and interfere with the judge’s official duties. Prosecutors haven't revealed a reason for the threats.
The judge targeted by Farner hasn’t been named.