Man who threatened Donnelly office in 2011 is released

More than two years have passed since a Granger man threatened a staff member at the South Bend office of then-Congressman Joe Donnelly.

Today, that man, Brett Keiling, was released from federal custody.

Keiling pleaded guilty to making the threat in January of 2011, the same month Arizona congresswoman Gabriel Giffords was shot and wounded.

Keiling has been in federal custody since his arrest, and today he was sentenced to time served.

He told the congressional staff member he felt like he was being stabbed in the back and then threatened to harm the employee.

Keiling's plea agreement requires him to attend psychiatric counseling and bans him from visiting the office or home of a public official without prior approval from the probation office.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 203071791 -