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AMARILLO — A federal Bureau of Land Management engineer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge after authorities said he threatened to kill a fellow employee at the bureau’s Amarillo office, federal court records said.
A sentencing date was not set.
Peter J. Madrid III, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to one count of making a threat against a federal employee.
One of Madrid’s fellow employees told an FBI agent that Madrid told the witness he suspected another employee was stalking him and following him to work, records said. Madrid told the witness he was going to run the employee off the road, pull him out of the car and beat him, records said.
In July, a bureau manager told an FBI agent that Madrid made repeated threats to employees, and Madrid told the manager multiple times that he “hated (a fellow employee) so much that if he had a gun he would kill (the employee),” records said.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, a $100,000 fine and a one-year term of supervised release following the prison sentence.