Laurel man charged with threatening Glendening's life, state police report


A Laurel man was arrested last night and charged with threatening the life of Gov. Parris N. Glendening, according to a state police spokesman.

The spokesman, Capt. Greg Shipley, said a man called the governor's Baltimore office about 9 a.m. yesterday, identified himself and complained about a dispute he was having with the state Motor Vehicle Administration over the status of his driver's license and automobile registration.

After that call, a state trooper called the man and offered assistance. Shipley said that sometime later, a man made several calls to the state police executive protection unit in Annapolis and during one of those calls demanded an immediate meeting with the governor and threatened the governor's life.

Shipley said threatening a state official is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

Shipley said Tony Lewis, 28, of the 3500 block of Spring Road surrendered to state police at the Waterloo Barracks at 7: 15 p.m. and was charged with making a threat against a state official.

Pub Date: 8/14/96

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