Northwood man to plead guilty to threatening judge
John Dembkoski, 63, will spend about six months in county jail as part of 12-month jail sentence after pleading guilty in Rockingham County Superior Court.
Dembkoski was indicted last month on a single count of harm or threats to a certain government official, a Class A felony that is punishable by up to 7½ to 15 years in state prison. If a judge agrees to the plea deal, Dembkoski would also remain on probation for two years, and undergo a mental health evaluation and anger management treatment and counseling.
The sheriff’s department began investigating alleged statements by Dembkoski shortly after he was arrested by Exeter police on Jan.17, according to court records.
About 10 minutes into the booking process, Dembkoski told Corrections Officer Jonathan Banville “that he was going to kill his wife when he leaves the jail,” Rockingham Sheriff Deputy Raymond Berube said in a sworn affidavit.