GASTONIA, N.C. — Federal authorities say David Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, North Carolina has been indicted for making threats against President Biden.
The indictment charges Reeves for making a threat against the President of the United States, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, two counts of interstate communications with intent to injure, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $250,000 per count, and influencing a federal official by threatening them, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Officials say the Secret Service investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney William Bozin of Charlotte is prosecuting the case.
Original Story (2/11/21):
GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia man is facing federal charges after investigators say he made several threats against President Joe Biden, according to a news release.
A federal criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court charging David Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, North Carolina, with threatening the President of the United States, according to Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
Reeves was arrested on February 5th and had a court hearing on February 11th, according to a news release.
According to allegations in the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, between January 28th and February 1st, Reeves contacted the White House switchboard multiple times from a phone and made threats against President Biden and others.
The criminal complaint alleges that a Secret Service agent contacted Reeves to discuss the threats. Reeves allegedly called the Secret Service agent back several times throughout the day and repeated the threats against the President, the Secret Service agent, and others, according to the criminal complaint.
According to filed court documents, Reeves also contacted the U.S. Capitol Police switchboard and communicated similar threats.
Following today’s hearing, Judge David Keesler ordered Reeves to remain in custody. The charge of making a threat against the President of the United States carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a news release.