Missouri man indicted for allegedly threatening Augusta mosque

Published: Dec. 13, 2017 at 5:16 PM EST
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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Preston Q. Howard of Wright City, Missouri for threatening members of the Islamic Society of Augusta.

The indictment against the 49-year-old man alleges he made numerous calls to the mosque threatening to "kill", "shoot", "behead", "slaughter", "execute", "light on fire", "murder", "hunt down", "zone in" on Muslims and to "blow up the mosque".

If Howard is convicted, he faces up to five years imprisonment on each count.