Joshua Brandon Pillault was sentenced Thursday afternoon to six years in prison that will include time in a mental health treatment facility. Pillault, 20, was arrested in October 2012 after a fellow gamer in Virginia contacted the Oxford Police Department and reported Pillault had made threats against OHS. U.S. Federal Judge Michael Mills sentenced Pillault above the recommended sentencing guidelines “to protect the public.” Read the complete story in Friday’s EAGLE. (March 6, 2014, Page 1A)
Nine months after pleading guilty, former Oxford High School student, Joshua Brandon Pillault will be sentenced for making online threats against the school more than a year ago. Sentencing is set for March 6 at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (February 4, 2014, Page 14)
A man accused of making threats against Oxford High School while playing an online game last year pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court.
Joshua Brandon Pillault, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of making threats in interstate and foreign commerce in the U.S. District Court in Oxford. Pillault attended OHS but did not graduate. According to the indictment he made online threats against the school to others while playing “Runescape.” A sentencing hearing will be held at a later date pending the completion of a presentencing report.
Roy Percy, lawyer of Joshua Brandon Pillault, posted a Notice of Offer of Stipulation explaining that Pillault’s online threats to Oxford High School should not be interpreted as more than careless joking. Pillault was arrested on Oct. 8, 2012 and charged with domestic terrorism after making these threats via online video game “Runescape” to fellow players. (June 7, 2013, Page 8A)
A U.S. Federal judge has continued the trial for the former Oxford high School students who was indicted for allegedly making online threats against the school. (March 26, 2013, Page 2)
The attorney representing a former Oxford High School student who is awaiting trial for allegedly making online threats against the school has filed a motion to continue the trial to give him more time to go over evidence. (March 21, 2013, Page 2)
A U.S. Federal judge has continued the trial of the former Oxford High student who was indicted for allegedly making online threats against the school to April 8. (February 13, 2013, Page 2)
The attorney representing a former Oxford High students who is awaiting trial for allegedly making online threats against the school has filed a motion to continue the trial slated for Feb. 25. (February 11, 2013, Page 2)
Joshua Brandon Pillault, the former Oxford High student charged with making threats against the school online, pleaded not guilty this morning at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (January 16, 2013, Page 2)
A defense attorney for the former Oxford High School students arrested last week for making threats against the school online say any request to examine their clients to determine if Joshua Brandon Pillault was insane at the time he made the threats premature. (October 15, 2012, Page 5A)