Valley Man Indicted On Threat To Kill Titus

Feds Say He Left A Threatening Voicemail

Mitch Kelly
May 20, 2020 - 4:59 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Louis Damato, 47, of Las Vegas, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday for allegedly making threats to assault and murder a Nevada Representative, announced Dina Titus, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI.

Damato was previously charged in a criminal complaint on March 27, 2020. His initial court appearance is scheduled before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler on June 1st.

As alleged in the complaint and indictment, on March 16, 2020, the office of U.S. Representative Dina Titus in Washington, D.C., received a threatening voicemail stating in pertinent part: “… I bought a f***ing gun ok I’m coming to DC to blow your f***ing head off!”

Later that day, U.S. Capitol Police determined that the phone that left the threatening voicemail belonged to Damato. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department located Damato at the Red Rock hotel casino, where he was arrested. Damato allegedly admitted that he had been calling Representative Titus’ office for several days, and that he left the threatening message on the morning of March 16, 2020.

If convicted, Damato faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the threatening to assault and murder a public official charge and five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the interstate threats charge.