An early disruption law enforcement program led to the conviction of a Cheyenne man for threatening to kill the President of the United States.
Timothy Cessor, 27, of Cheyenne was convicted on July 29 of making a threat against the President following a three-day jury trial in federal court in Omaha, U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said Friday.
Cessor faces up to five years imprisonment. Sentencing is set for Oct. 23.
Kelly said on Feb. 4, 2019, Cessor broke into his father’s gun safe in Cheyenne, took a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition, and started driving east toward Washington, D.C.
Cessor made a short cell phone video in which he declared that he “will not tolerate an incompetent white house.” A few hours into the trip, while Cessor was in Nebraska, he called his father and said he was going to “take care of Trump.”
After speaking with his father, Cessor turned around and returned to Cheyenne, where he received treatment at a medical facility. While at the facility, Cessor again said that he began driving to Washington to kill the President, Kelley said
This case is part of the Department of Justice’s Project Guardian and Early Disruption initiatives. The initiatives seek to address threats to the public safety presented by individuals who would seek to acquire or use firearms to achieve violence and injure others.
For more information about Project Guardian, see https://www.justice.gov/projectguardian.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Cheyenne, Wyo. police department.