Man pleads guilty to threatening to kill President Obama

John M. Roos, 62, of Medford also pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot FBI agents

John Martin Roos, April 29, 2016 (Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
John Martin Roos, April 29, 2016 (Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Medford man pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Barack Obama on Monday, officials say.

U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said John M. Roos, 62, of Medford also pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot FBI agents and being in possession of an unregistered explosive device.

He admitted in court to using “racially inflammatory language” in a Twitter post, in which, he threatened to kill the president. On Facebook, Roos threatened to “snipe” FBI agents “with hunting rifles,” officials said.

The convict was arrested in April while parking his truck outside a Veterans Administration facility in White City. Authorities found a loaded pistol under a floor mat in Roos’ vehicle. A search of his apartment revealed more firearms and several pipe bombs.

Roos faces up to 10 years in federal prison, and he will be sentenced on March 16, 2017.

Multiple law enforcement agencies helped with the investigation.