A 60-year-old Davenport man has been sentenced to nearly a year in prison for making a series of threats against federal property last September. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, David John Carter called an office in one of the federal buildings in downtown Davenport and suggested he’d like to get “a wrecking ball and explosives” to destroy the buildings.
A federal officer, along with several Davenport cops, went to Carter’s house and he repeated those threats. Carter took it one step further, writing a letter — with his name and return address on the envelope. He repeated his threats to the buildings in that letter. But he also threatened anyone involved in the investigation of his case.
In addition, Carter wrote that he wanted money from the investigating officers. Carter has been sentenced to 350 days in prison, followed by two years of probation.