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Man accused of threatening Colo. lawmaker who sponsors gun bill

By Associated Press
Published On: Feb 25 2013 06:39:33 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 06:39:47 PM CST

Franklin Sain

DENVER -

Denver police arrested a man suspected of threatening a Democratic state lawmaker who's sponsoring gun bills to expand background checks and limit the size of ammunition magazines.
    
Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says 42-year-old Franklin Sain was arrested Friday on suspicion of harassment and attempting to influence a public official. He's been released on $30,000 bail.
    
Lopez says Sain is suspected of sending emails and leaving a voicemail for Aurora Rep. Rhonda Fields. Lopez would not elaborate on the threats.
    
The Colorado State Patrol says they're providing extra security for Fields, who represents the district where the theater shooting happened last summer.
    
Fields said in a statement Monday that she won't be deterred by threats.
    
Sain is Chief Operating Officer for Englewood-based SofTec Solutions. He did not immediately respond to a call for comment.

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