Man sentenced to community control for threats


A man who pleaded guilty to a charge after being accused of threatening to kill law enforcement officers was sentenced to community control by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Thursday afternoon.

Eric A. Faber, 46, pleaded guilty to a charge of retaliation, a third-degree felony, in September.

A court spokeswoman said Faber was sentenced to five years of community control and was ordered to complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program and an anger management rehabilitation program.

Faber must undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis and complete a CROSSWAEH program, she said.

The court spokeswoman said Faber apologized and asked for forgiveness. He said he was under the influence of alcohol and pills at the time, the spokeswoman said.

Faber’s indictment accused him of retaliating against a Seneca County Sheriff’s Office deputy because the deputy discharged his duties as a public servant.

Court records state Faber contacted the FBI’s public access line to report harassment by the sheriff’s office.

Detective Sgt. Kevin Reinbolt had said Faber went on a 27-minute rant about what he was going to do to deputies.

Reinbolt said Faber was threatening all the deputies and named a couple of them. He mentioned messing with all deputies’ families and going to a couple deputies’ homes, Reinbolt said.

Faber said he “was not afraid to die” and “knows where they all live,” court records state.