Impaired Utah man caught on way to Missouri where he planned to murder former US Senator

2 months ago

Summit County news, Utah news.

On Wednesday, Utah Highway Patrol deputies caught a 36-year-old man driving at 130 mph in Summit County after he told them he was traveling to Missouri to take the former US senator’s life, court records revealed.

George William Stahl’s threatening comments have not stopped even after his arrest.

The Cottonwood Heights’s resident told officers he wanted to kill former U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and he was heading to Missouri to do it, a probable cause affidavit mentioned.

“Obviously, this is not the first time there have been threats, and that is never good,” McCaskill stated.

“But the political temperature is very high right now, which makes it concerning.”

The suspect who appeared to be impaired at the time of his arrest admitted consuming Adderall, beer, and LSD.

Police found two partially consumed 12-pack of Budweiser beer in his car.