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October 11, 2018: Lancaster Man Charged in Connection to Threat to U.S. Senator

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 47-year-old man was charged today with attempting to threaten the life of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Craig Steven Shaver (dob 1/22/71) of Lancaster faces one felony count each of attempted criminal threats and possession of a firearm, a revolver, by a felon.

Case MA074891 also alleges Shaver was convicted in 1991 of grand theft.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department A01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

On Sept. 30, Shaver allegedly emailed a threat to the senator, prosecutors said.

Bail is scheduled at $50,000. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than three years in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Dennis Vincent is the assigned prosecutor.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station.