Defendant pleads guilty to threatening to shoot prosecutor

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RAPID CITY, S.D. – A man accused of threatening to shoot a prosecutor at the federal courthouse in Rapid City has pleaded guilty to charges.

Steven McCann entered the plea late last week to threatening to assault, kidnap or murder a federal official. Two charges of contempt of court are to be dropped as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Officials say McCann was in court in December 2018 when a judge revoked his supervised release for possessing a gun. McCann became agitated and was taken to a cell where he threatened to shoot U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman in the head. 

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