The Herald Bulletin

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June 18, 2014

Man's probation violation upheld

INDIANAPOLIS — An Anderson man who threatened his father by claiming to be the "angel of death" had his conviction for violating probation upheld Wednesday by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

On May 1, 2009, Keith D. Bott was charged with felony counts of forgery and attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years on probation.

On Sept. 13, 2013, prosecutors filed a probation violation notice alleging he committed intimidation.

Bott had called his father and a family female friend numerous times. In calls to his father, Bott claimed he would be "coming with artillery" and that he was the "angel of death," according to appellate court ruling. In one voice mail for the friend, he accused her of being a "snitch." In one voice mail, Bott said his full name.

Found guilty of intimidation in Madison Circuit Court, Bott was ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction.

Bott, 37, appealed the sentence saying there was not enough evidence for the intimidation conviction.

The appellate court ruled that prosecutors had proved that Bott made the calls. The court affirmed Bott's sentence. His release date from prison is March 2015.

— The Herald Bulletin

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