Judge extends prison time for William Bement for posting threatening Facebook messages after OVI
Mike Waterhouse, newsnet5.com
1:11 PM, Apr 24, 2013
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - A North Olmsted man who was convicted of drunken driving will spend much more time behind bars than the average offender after he posted threatening messages on Facebook.
William Bement, 27, appeared before a judge in Rocky River Wednesday morning.
Bement had pleaded no contest to an OVI charge in February in which he was driving more than twice the legal limit, and the judge found him guilty. He was sentenced to three days in jail, community control and to go to 90 AA meetings in 90 days.
VIDEO: Watch Bement's statement in court via the video player above
After he left court that day, Bement apparently posted several messages to his Facebook wall that caught the attention of his friends.
Here are the posts:
"f*** rocky river court!!!! Kill you local judges!!!!!!!"
"People need to stop shooting up schools and start shooting cops n courthouses I'm on board Load up"
One of Bement's friends was concerned about the post and notified the courthouse.
As a result, Bement was brought back in to face Judge Donna Congeni again. She said she felt threatened by the posts.
Congeni added some time to his sentence, sending him to prison for 17 months, ordering a mental health assessment and anger management.
Bement in court Wednesday said he was just angry and venting. He said he did not have a gun nor access to one.