State charges dropped against man who threatened Gov.
The State of Utah has dropped charges against a man who threatened Governor Herbert in February.
52-year-old Brian Biff Baker, of Kearns, was arrested Feb. 2 after police received calls that he had been text messaging an acquaintance indicating plans to shoot and kill Governor Herbert. Baker was found several blocks from the Governor’s Mansion with a gun and ammunition and arrested.
Baker faced both federal and state charges, but the state charges were dropped Thursday in favor of federal charges, which carry a stiffer penalty. Baker is now facing federal charges of transmitting threats and possession of ammunition.
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