MOUNT VERNON — A former city worker who threatened to shoot a co-worker was sentenced to jail time Monday in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.
Gregory Branstool, 59, was sentenced by Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher to 30 days in jail, a $200 fine and two years probation on charges of aggravated menacing and inducing panic. Thatcher further sentenced Branstool to complete an anger management program and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment.
In imposing sentence, Thatcher said that the court will not tolerate threats of workplace violence.
The charges stem from Feb. 26, when Branstool called his supervisor at a job site in Mount Vernon. Branstool told the supervisor he was at home loading guns and intended to “come out to the shop” and named a co-worker he was going to shoot. The supervisor told police Branstool said “I am not kidding” and asked where the co-worker was.