Man Accused in Jewish Center Threat Wants Evidence Tossed

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A man who authorities say held a gun while recording a threatening video about an Ohio Jewish center is asking for certain evidence that portrays him in a negative light to be thrown out.

James Reardon, of New Middletown, has been indicted on one count of transmitting an interstate communication threat and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Reardon’s defense argued in a motion filed Monday that firearms seized in a search of his residence, except for the one he’s allegedly holding in the video, shouldn’t be introduced into evidence because he wasn’t charged with a firearm violation.