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Evansville Man Gets Probation After Threatening to Kill Police on Social Media

Ebon Ellis was sentenced to 2 years of court-supervised probation.

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 8:14 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2020 8:43 PM

A man who released a video in which he threatened to harm several Evansville city leaders, including the chief of police, was sentenced Friday.

Ebon Ellis was sentenced to 2 years of court-supervised probation after pleading guilty to three felony counts of intimidation. Ellis was charged with the crimes following a video he posted on Facebook last summer.

In the video, he makes threatening statements toward  Evansville police officers and other city leaders.

According to online court records, Ellis was ordered to serve 2 years of probation and complete a mental evaluation.

If Ellis completes the conditions of his probation, the crimes may be reduced to misdemeanors.

Ellis was a key figure in organizing and taking part in several rallies over the summer to raise awareness about police brutality and other social justice issues.

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