The man who left a voicemail threatening to assault and murder U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers and his family has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.

E. Stanley Hoff of Westerville left a series of voicemails at Stivers’ Hilliard office spanning from February to June 2017, repeatedly criticizing Republican Stivers’ legislative agenda before escalating to threats on his family, who live in Upper Arlington, authorities said.

The 69-year-old was arrested in July and held in Franklin County Jail without bond. He pleaded guilty to his charges in October.

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