Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL SCOTT, 32, of Norwich, pleaded guilty today to one count of making interstate threats.
Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the court proceeding before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas O. Farrish occurred via videoconference.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 2, 2020, law enforcement received information from a woman in the Bronx, New York, that Scott had made threatening calls and sent threatening texts to her after she had communicated to Scott that she was not interested in having a romantic relationship with him. Texts and voicemails reviewed by investigators contained specific threats to harm the victim. One text included a promise by Scott that, on March 2, he would travel to the gym where she was employed and “…shoot tha whole gym up an end all of us….”
On the afternoon of March 2, Scott appeared at the victim’s workplace in the Bronx. The victim called 9-1-1 and Scott was arrested by the New York Police Department on domestic violence charges. He has been detained since his arrest.
Scott has two prior federal convictions for narcotics distribution offenses and he was on federal supervised release when he threatened the victim.
At sentencing, Scott faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, and additional penalties if he is found to have violated the conditions of his supervised release.
This investigation has been conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with the assistance of the New York Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.