Man accused of threatening president gets 3 1/2 years for removing monitor

? A Hutchinson man who is accused of threatening the president has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for removing an electronic monitoring device from his ankle.

The Hutchinson News reports Michael Scott Ramsey pleaded no contest to the charge last month. A pending charge of aggravated failure to appear was dismissed.

The 26-year-old was on parole in July 2010 in a Stafford County drug case when he cut the monitoring device off his ankle. His three-year sentence will run consecutive to the time her already is serving for absconding from parole in April in Harvey County.

Ramsey was charged in July with two federal counts of threatening the president’s life. Federal prosecutors say he made the threats in July 2009 and again two years later.