Police: Man threatens to kill local judge

By Conor Mooney

Police: Man threatens to kill local judge

October 9, 2013 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT

Town of Milford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Deputies arrested a man they said threatened to kill a family court judge and burn his house down.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Empie, 29, of the Town of Milford, made the threats against Judge John Lambert.

The Criminal Investigation Division investigated and consulted with the district attorney's office.

A Town of Milford judge arraigned Empie and police took him to the Otsego County jail on $10,000 bail.

Deputies said he faces up to seven years in state prison if convicted.