Laurie Allen has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, with all but two weeks suspended, for making threats against city officials on YouTube.

She was sentenced Aug. 20 at Waldo County Judicial Center following a two-day trial after being found guilty of terrorizing. Allen is ordered to report to the Department of Corrections Sept. 13 to begin serving her sentence.

The charges were leveled against the Belfast woman in February 2018.

Her arrest came after she posted a series of videos to YouTube, in which she can be seen, along with a male companion she calls John, shooting at targets in a wooded area. At the end of one of the profanity-laced videos, as she picks up the camera, she ticks off each city councilor, the city manager and the city planner by name, adding "Thanks for being my targets, you a*******."

Allen, 58, of Seaview Terrace has been vocally critical of city and county officials as well local police for several years. She maintains at least one blog outlining her issues with the city and law enforcement and regularly emails the press and state officials asserting her innocence, as well as pleading for assistance.

Allen has filed a number of lawsuits against the city and law enforcement and, until her arrest, was commonly seen with protest signs outside the old county courthouse and City Hall. She also wore protest signs, with her blog address, on her clothing when running errands around the city.