SALT LAKE CITY -- A man who sent emails and text messages threatening to attack Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will spend almost 5 years in federal prison.
Officials say they found Brian Biff Baker outside the Utah Governor's Mansion in downtown Salt Lake City last February. Court records show that Baker sent text messages to a friend saying he was lying in the bushes and intended to kill the governor. The friend alerted police.
Authorities arrested Baker near the mansion and found dozens of rounds of ammunition in his car.
Court records show that Baker pleaded guilty to one count of threatening to use explosives in mid-January. After his nearly five years in prison, he'll be under supervised released for three more years.
Baker's criminal history includes bank fraud, theft and drug charges.