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Man pleads guilty to threatening Perdue

Posted April 18, 2011

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— A Youngsville man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening Gov. Beverly Perdue last month.

Dennis Matthew McDermott, 30, of 1071 Holden Road, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of communicating threats and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. He has already served 23 days in jail since his arrest.

Workers at a state Division of Motor Vehicles license plate office in Wake Forest told Highway Patrol troopers that McDermott got angry during a visit to the office and said, "When you see Bev Perdue with a .38 slug in her head, I did it."

The license plate office workers told troopers that he then added, "Call the law, and I'll take care of them, too."

McDermott still faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in the September 2009 death of John Satterwhite.

Satterwhite, 85, a World War II veteran, was walking through the woods near his home in Henderson when he was shot and killed. Vance County authorities said McDermott and two other men were shooting at targets nearby, and a stray bullet hit Satterwhite.

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  • boatmonkey82 Apr 19, 2011

    et him go on the threat charge . give him some more time on the shooting as if he is a human at all on the inside he will think of mr satterwhite every day till the day he dies , i dont care how big and bad you are or the circumstance that you take a life , it will haunt you and i think that is punishment enough

  • umop apisdn Apr 19, 2011

    "Based on this article - I have to question if the death John Satterwhite was involuntary.

    My prayers and best wishes go out to the previous poster (wrussel) and the family of John Satterwhite."

    Same here, sorry for your loss. This guy doesn't need to be out on the loose anymore. If you're shooting targets there shouldn't be any risk of hitting someone. There shouldn't be any ricochet or stray bullets, by that fact this guy should be in jail.

  • wildcat Apr 18, 2011

    THREATS NO NECESSARY. JUST VOTE HER OUT WHEN VOTING TIMES COMES AROUND. NO SENSE IN GETTING IN TROUBLE OVER NOTHING. NOT WORTH IT ALL.

  • working for deadbeats Apr 18, 2011

    You should pay him a visit, wrussel. Sorry to hear about your loss.

  • westernwake1 Apr 18, 2011

    Based on this article - I have to question if the death John Satterwhite was involuntary.

    My prayers and best wishes go out to the previous poster (wrussel) and the family of John Satterwhite.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Apr 18, 2011

    wrussel, so sorry for the loss of your father. And we all appreciate his service to his country. He was a true hero.

  • wrussel Apr 18, 2011

    I bet he won't even get the 45 days for the death of my father, John Satterwhite.