On Wednesday, NBC4 Washington's Scott MacFarlane reported that federal prosecutors are recommending up to 4 years for Cleveland Meredith, a Georgia man who threatened to "put a bullet in" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser during the January 6 Capitol attack.
Meredith showed up with a Glock 19, 9mm pistol, Taver X95 rifle with a telescopic sight, high-capacity magazines, and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition and has been described as having mental health issues and a history of violent incidents, including an episode in 2018 in which he allegedly brandished a gun at his mother and daughter during a fit of road rage.
Feds say Meredith has mental health issues & violent history , including 2018 road rage incident in which he allegedly pointed gun at mom & daughter\n\nAnd accused of assault in DC on 1/7/21\n\n(one of a number of defendants accused of threatening Pelosi & prior violence vs women)pic.twitter.com/utvZi0W3P4— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1639000288
In May, Meredith told federal judge Amy Berman Jackson that he was "just having fun" — which she did not consider a credible excuse for his behavior. He has subsequently pleaded guilty to sending threatening communications.