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Ottawa man indicted after allegedly threatening to bash lawyer’s head in over the phone

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TOPEKA, Kan. — An Ottawa man was indicted Wednesday on a charge of making an interstate phone call threatening to bash in the head of a Kansas City, Mo. lawyer.

According to a release from the Office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Rick Draskovich, 52, was charged with one count of making a threat. The indictment alleges that on August 31 of this year Draskovich made a phone call in which he said: “I am about to go to the law firm and bash his [expletive] head in.”

Draskovich allegedly went on to suggest the lawyer get a restraining order, adding that, “honestly that restraining order is not going to help him, just by the time he even understands what’s happening, he’s going to get his head bashed in.”

If convicted, Draskovich faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.