Akwesasne man sentenced for Facebook threats against police

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police station on State Route 37, as seen in this Dec. 13, 2014 file photo. An Akwesasne man has been sentenced to just over three years in prison for threatening to kill or harm three officers in a social media post. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – An Akwesasne man, who threatened the lives of three Mohawk police officers, will be spending just over three years in prison.

Roy Redeye, 39, was sentenced yesterday (April 6) after pleading guilty in December to a couple counts of interstate threats to injure another person.

Redeye has posted threats on Facebook in February 2015 to injure and kill a trio of St. Regis Mohawk Tribal officers.

He was arrested at his home in Cortland, N.Y. on Feb, 10, 2015 after attracting the attention of law enforcement, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

After 38 months in jail, Redeye will be on a three year term of supervised release, according to North Country Now.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Police Chief Matthew Rourke was happy with the outcome of the case, telling the paper that actions – including threats – will be taken seriously.