An Oregon man who was charged with plotting to shoot down a narco college in 2018 has been released on parole after pleading guilty and sentencing.
Terrence Michael Thomas, 30, told Jacob Ryan McBain, with whom she had a previous dating relationship, that she planned to buy a bus ticket to Narco, turn off her cell phone so she could not be tracked, and asked McBain. be found, pursuant to a written oath declaration by the Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy to obtain an arrest warrant for Thomas.
“Once Thomas reached McBain’s residence, he would go to the narco compound and separate to shoot so that he could kill as many people as possible,” the announcement said.
“After killing all those people, Thomas possibly intended to be killed by law enforcement,” the announcement said. “Thomas said that McBain told him that he had the imagination to kill large numbers of people on several occasions.”
Investigators used Facebook posts to track down and arrest McBain and Thomas.
According to court documents, both men admitted to investigators that they were drug addicts.
Thomas was charged with conspiracy, but on April 18, the day before his scheduled trial, he pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal intimidation, both felony. The conspiracy charge was then dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Jeffrey J. Prevost sentenced Thomas to three years and eight months in state prison.
But Thomas had gone beyond that since his April 2018 arrest, so he was freed.
Superior Court spokeswoman Marita Ford said he should still be on parole for the prison sentence, even though he will not serve extra time.
McBain testified that he did not plan to execute the conspiracy after saying the same thing in a handwritten letter from Banning Prison to a judge in 2018 in which he apologized for the positions.
“Even (sic) I was off my drug, high and drunk, it was wrong to do so. I want to tell you that I am not a threat to anyone,” McBain wrote partially. “Please give me a chance to prove myself in the courts.”
On April 15, a jury acquitted McBain, 31, of conspiracy, solicitation of murder and attempted murder, and convicted him of multiple firearms violations.
Like Thomas, McBain was released from custody by prosecutors and his attorney agreed that he had served more time behind bars than the time he faced for a firearms conviction.