BEND, OR -- A Bend man faces federal charges for allegedly threatening a police chief in Pennsylvania. According to the FBI, 43-year-old Gregory Truchanowicz said in a January email, "It IS my job to kill you and any/all of your subordinates as I swore an oath to defend America from you, domestic enemies of the constitution. I_must_stand by this oath."
Investigators say he submitted two tips to the FBI, last fall, saying Pennsylvania authorities arranged for skinheads to assault him, forcing him to flee that state. He wrote, "I've decided to declare civil war against police for their crimes."
Truchanowicz allegedly tried to buy a gun in Oregon but the sale was blocked by a protective order issued by Pennsylvania officials. He was arrested by the FBI Monday, without incident. On Tuesday, he appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Eugene, who ordered him detained pending future court proceedings.