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'Vampire' sentenced for threatening judge

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A man who believes he's a vampire pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of Class D felony intimidation for threats he made toward a Marion Superior Judge in 2008.

Rocky Flash, also know as Jonathon Sharkey, faced two counts of intimidation for threatening Judge David Certo and his wife and family. He was sentenced to 886 days in Marion County jail and required to stay away from the state for close to a year once he serves his time, according to Marion County Prosecutor's Office general counsel and spokesman Mario Massillamany. He said Flash will also be on non-supervised probation for that time.

Flash calls himself the king of the "Vampyre Nation," which has facilities in Indiana and Minnesota.

The intimidation charges stemmed from comments Flash made in motions he filed in a civil suit using a computer at a library in Speedway. Library employees monitor Internet access, discovered the threats, and notified police, Massillamany said. The threats said because Flash is the leader of Vampyre Nation he doesn't have to abide by U.S. and Indiana laws and believed Judge Certo violated vampire law and Flash had the authority to kill him.

Massillamany said Flash wouldn't have received any more jail time if he had pleaded guilty to both counts. Also as a part of his sentence, Flash is not allowed to have contact with Judge Certo, his family, or anyone else involved in this case.

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