Man who threatened federal witness gets 13-year sentence

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for threatening a federal witness with a sawed-off shotgun following his mother’s drug-related arrest

A federal judge in Indianapolis sentenced 21-year-old Logan Mediate on Thursday.

Mediate had pleaded guilty to tampering with a federal witness and possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a crime of violence.

He’ll face five years of supervised release after completing his prison sentence.

A month after Mediate’s mother was arrested in 2012 on a methamphetamine charge, federal prosecutors say he threatened to kill the federal witness, accusing that person of providing information that led to her arrest.

Prosecutors say Mediate pointed a sawed-off shotgun at the informant, discharged a round into the air and repeated his threat to kill the informant. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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