BREAKING: IL Man Charged with Threatening to Shoot Republican Congressman

Randall E. Tarr of Illinois could receive up to 15 years of prison if convicted of communication a threat to injure a public official.

FBI officials have interviewed Tarr after his call late last month to the congressman’s Decatur office, according to law enforcement.

NDTV reports a man faces federal charges for allegedly threatening to kill a Republican congressman after he says he was enraged by a political ad and accused the Republican representative of “backing the Russians over our own intelligence.”

Randall E. Tarr, 64, is accused of threatening Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., in a profane voice mail in which he says he just saw Davis on TV, according to a criminal complaint. Identifying himself as an eight-year military veteran and “sharpshooter,” the Rochester, Illinois, resident said he would like to shoot Davis’ “head off,” the complaint states.

The 64-year-old could receive up to 15 years in prison if convicted of communicating a threat to injure a person and making a threat to a federal official. FBI officials interviewed Tarr after his call late last month to the congressman’s Decatur office, according to law enforcement.

The Washington Post could not reach Tarr Saturday, and Davis’ office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Tarr told the Associated Press that he was angered by an ad that showed Davis claiming that Ukraine, rather than Russia, interfered in the 2016 election. It’s not clear exactly what commercial Tarr may be referring to, and Davis has said there should be “absolutely no doubt” Russia interfered in the 2016 election – a stance that his spokeswoman, Ashley Phelps, underscored in statement to NBC News on Friday.