Daytona Beach, FL – A Florida Panhandle man found guilty earlier this year of threatening to kill the Volusia circuit court judge who ruled against him in his custody hearing learns his fate.
36-year-old Alan McCarty of Milton got 20 years in state prison during his sentencing hearing today (September 26th).
“The defendant’s 20-year sentence will give him ample time to reflect on the serious nature of his threats against the judge and our judicial system,” said Florida 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza following the hearing.
A six-person jury found McCarty guilty in August of four charges – two each of corruption by threat against a public officials and threats or extortion – following a trial which saw McCarty repeatedly issuing verbal threats from his spot behind the defense table against witnesses, his own legal team and Florida 7th Circuit Judge Matt Foxman, who presided over this case.
McCarty’s behavior eventually led to his being moved into an adjacent room with a window into the courtroom so he could observe the proceedings. He was allowed back in to testify on his behalf.
McCarty was arrested last September by deputies in Santa Rosa County after he called 911 repeatedly and made threats against Florida 7th Circuit Judge Stasia Warren. He was also charged for threatening to kill two of the emergency dispatchers.