Summary:

Paragraphs 3 & 4 read:  " Stiffler, 39, who lives in Idaho, was charged Wednesday with making a threatening communication, which carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison. Prosecutors allege he made a threat on Tuesday, prompting authorities to evacuate the base until they determined there were no bombs."
 
"Defense attorney Robert Steele said Stiffler - who served four years in the Air Force as a mechanic and has been a civilian employee for six years - has been taking anti-depressants to deal with a mental health problem. He said his client's marriage fell apart this summer, adding to the pressure."

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Federal court
Judge orders mechanic accused of threats jailed until record verified
By Pamela Manson
The Salt Lake Tribune

Article Last Updated: 07/28/2007 01:37:09 AM MDT

U.S. Magistrate Samuel Alba on Friday ordered a Hill Air Force Base mechanic held in jail pending a trial on a charge that he threatened to blow up the base and kill members of an Idaho family unless all military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were returned home.
    However, Alba left open the possibility that William Jeffrey Stiffler could ask for release later after his court-appointed attorney researches his criminal record and other factors.
    Stiffler, 39, who lives in Idaho, was charged Wednesday with making a threatening communication, which carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison. Prosecutors allege he made a threat on Tuesday, prompting authorities to evacuate the base until they determined there were no bombs.
    Defense attorney Robert Steele said Stiffler - who served four years in the Air Force as a mechanic and has been a civilian employee for six years - has been taking anti-depressants to deal with a mental health problem. He said his client's marriage fell apart this summer, adding to the pressure.
    Stiffler was convicted earlier this month in Caribou County, Idaho, of a misdemeanor for violating a protective order by trying to contact his estranged wife and was ordered to pay court costs, according to Steele.
    However, the attorney said that to his knowledge, Stiffler has no violent criminal record. In addition, the protective order was temporary