Kentwood man pleads guilty to threatening Sen. Booker

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kentwood man who left a threatening, profanity-laced voicemail for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has pleaded guilty.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Rick Lynn Simmons, 52, pleaded guilty to making an interstate telephone call and leaving the threatening voicemail.

Prosecutors say during the plea hearing, Simmons admitted to calling Booker from his home on Oct. 26 and leaving a vulgar voicemail which included at least three references to putting a gun to Booker’s face.

“Come on, you bring it on buddy. Just me and my wife and we got guns a blazin’. You wanna come in here?’ The message stated in part, according to a transcription included in the federal indictment.

Simmons faces as much as 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced June 5.

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