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      Prosecution on hold for Ozark man accused of threatening President Obama

      Deryke Pfeiffer of Ozark was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in federal court in Montgomery, but that got postponed.
      MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The prosecution is on hold for a southeast Alabama man charged with threatening the president. Deryke Pfeiffer of Ozark was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in federal court in Montgomery, but that got postponed. Assistant federal defender Stephen Ganter says Pfeiffer will be sent to a federal facility for a psychiatric examination to determine his competency now and at the time he was charged. Ganter says that will put the arraignment on hold for several weeks. The Secret Service brought charges against Pfeiffer on July 3. He's accused of making phone calls to the Federal Protective Service and using Facebook to threaten the president. Court papers say Pfeifer posted one threatening video holding a Glock pistol, and a Glock was later found at his residence.
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