November 21, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, [SC]--A North Myrtle Beach man was arrested after police said he told them a bomb was at the White House. According to a press release from the City of North Myrtle Beach, Justin M. McCoy, 25, was arrested Tuesday on charges of making a bomb threat or conveying false information about a bomb threat. McCoy called NMB Public Safety Communications telling officers that there was a bomb in the White House and that there was a bomb in an undisclosed location in Charleston, SC, the release stated. According to a police report, the defendant does have an extensive criminal history including a previous conviction for calling in a bomb threat along with threatening the life of a p  

November 17, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

RENO, [NV]--A Reno man was convicted Wednesday for threatening to kill the President of the United States, U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada said. Steven Eugene Ford, aka Job Ford, aka Eleazar Melchizedek, was found guilty of threatening to kill President Barack Obama. According to court documents, on or about March 1, 2016, Ford told a White House telephone operator "I'm going to kill that president. I hate him." Ford, 50, who admitted to making the threats, was charged by a grand jury on March 9, 2016. Ford is facing the statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2017. View More>>  

November 14, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

UNITED STATES, [US]--The online vitriol directed at President-elect Donald Trump is getting worse, and critics say social media companies should do more to rein it in. Since Trump's stunning Election Day victory last week, social media hashtags like #AssassinateTrump and #Killtrump have proliferated. Over the weekend, a protester near Trump Tower held aloft a sign calling for future first lady Melania Trump to be violated, echoing a trending hashtag #RapeMelania. “This is another example of social media platforms being used to radicalize people,” said Eric Feinberg, of GIPEC, a software company that monitors illegal activity and terror-related social media accounts told “T  

September 16, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

LOCKPORT, [NY]--A Niagara County teen who pleaded guilty to making a threat against the president will spend 15 months in prison. Jared Brown, the 19-year-old from Lockport who threatened President Barack Obama during a telephone call to the city police department on Sept. 6, 2015, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Court Lawrence J. Vilardo in Buffalo, according to U.S. Attorney William Hochul. Prosecutors said Brown called the Lockport City Police Department through the 911 Emergency Call Center and made oral threats against the president over the telephone. During the call, Brown said to an employee that he would kill President Barack Obama. When a Secret Service agent asked the hypo  

April 28, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

MEDFORD, [OR]--A Medford man was arrested on charges of threats against the President of the United States and use of an interstate facility to transmit threats Thursday, according to a press release from the FBI. During the search of an apartment on Poplar Drive just after noon Thursday, federal agents found what appeared to be several pipe bombs inside. Jason Roos, 61, is being held without bail in the Jackson County Jail. Roos is one of two men who own the apartment, according to the press release. The other man was home at the time of the search, but has been released without charges. The Oregon State Police Explosive unit "rendered the devices safe," according to the press release. Th  

April 28, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

CHATHAM, [IL]--A man who allegedly amassed black powder and other bomb-making materials in a Bridgeton motel room this month claimed they were intended to make crafts, but he spoke of a hatred for President Barack Obama and told police Hitler was right, court documents show. Douglas Herr, 44, of Chatham, Ill., was charged in St. Louis County Circuit Court with one count of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of an illegal weapon. A federal agent said that although black powder is not considered a high explosive, the 25 pounds found in Herr’s room could have done major damage to the building or made powerful pipe bombs. Herr had first gone to the Home Depot on Ap  

March 2, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

CLEVELAND, [OH]--A Cleveland man was arrested Monday night for making a possible threat against the President of the United States. Cleveland Police arrested Jonathan W. Smead, 35, of Spring Road in Cleveland. The Secret Service reportedly assisted. According to affidavits, a phone conversation to the Secret Service was recorded in which Smead stated, "I want to kill President Obama." He went on to mention past assassins, including Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth. The affidavit also said Smead has an interest in assassinations and that he has visited the Texas School Book Depository, the site of President Kennedy's assassination. Smead continued to say he wanted to kill Hillary   

January 13, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

TOMAH, [WI]--A Tomah man who wrote on his Facebook page and told a security guard that he planned to kill President Barack Obama when the president was in La Crosse last summer was convicted Tuesday of two counts of making threats against Obama. A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for about 4½ hours Tuesday before finding Brian Dutcher, 55, of Tomah, guilty of writing a Facebook comment about assassinating the president on June 30, then telling a La Crosse Public Library security guard on July 1 that he planned to assassinate Obama when he visited La Crosse the next day. According to court documents, Dutcher told the guard, “The usurper is here and if I get a chance, I’ll t  

December 23, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

MANSFIELD, [MA]--A Mansfield man charged with threatening President Barack Obama will request the pending indictment against him to be dismissed. On May 13, Andrew J. O’Keefe allegedly posted a threat on an FBI website stating his intent to kill the president and also asked for U.S. Secret Service agents to be sent to his apartment because he could, “use the company.” Two days later, FBI investigators appeared at O’Keefe’s Mansfield apartment in an attempt to interview him. O’Keefe refused to talk to the officers before coming out of his apartment 90 minutes later. A search warrant executed on his residence and vehicle resulted in the seizure of over 100 weapons including swor  

November 2, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Threat to President

BOISE, [ID]--An Oregon man accused of writing letters threatening to assassinate the president was arrested after he reportedly cut off his GPS monitoring device. Stephen G. Smith is to appear in federal court in Boise on Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear where he was arrested or by which agency. A representative at the Ada County Jail said Saturday that Smith had been booked into that jail. A federal judge in Eugene Friday issued a warrant for Smith’s arrest. In court records, a U.S. Secret Service agent said Smith was placed on GPS monitoring when he was released from Malheur County Jail a week ago but he cut off that device and was nowhere to be found. The agent said Smith wrote two