Man Accused of Threatening Malloy Faces Judge, More Charges

Monday, Apr 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:06 PM EDT
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Police say John Montysko posted an online comment threatening Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Police say John Montysko posted an online comment threatening Gov. Dannel Malloy.

The man accused of posting a threat against Gov. Malloy on a TV station's website faced a judge this afternoon who told him the "combination of threatening behavior, inciting injury to persons, with weapons seized, an illegal assault rifle" dictated a bail of $200,000.

John Montysko, whose public defender said his client was "terrified", told a detective Montysko admitted posting the comment, "I think we should douse Malloy and light him up".

He also said it was a "sarcastic quote," according to the arrest warrant application, "and didn't mean anything by it."

Judge Hilary Strackbein entered a not guilty plea for the 59-year-old Montysko, who has not been arrested before.  She ordered mental health treatment in jail for him.

When police searched his house he showed them his weapons and ammunition, including an AK-47 police say was illegal.  He told them he found it at his father-in-law's home after his father-in-law died.

Possession of an assault weapon is a Class D felony, the most serious charge Montysko faces.  He is due in court Tuesday in Bantam on that charge.

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