Central Illinois man gets probation for threatening lawmaker

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man who pleaded guilty to making a threat against U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has been sentenced to two years probation and ordered to undergo mental health counseling.

The federal judge who sentenced 65-year-old Randall Tarr on Friday also ordered the Rochester man to pay a $2,000 fine and have no contact with Davis, his office or members of his family.

The State Journal-Register reports Tarr pleaded guilty in July to a charge of making a threat to a federal official. He admitted to calling the Taylorville Republican’s officer in Decatur and threatening to shoot Davis during a profanity-filled voice mail message.