On Saturday, The Hill reported that 59-year-old Kevin Keith Krohn was arrested and thrown in jail after posting a threat against President-elect Donald Trump on Facebook.
“I’m just glad Obama didn’t take all our gunz! I see a good use for one now,” he posted above a picture of Trump.
According to The Hill:
He also reportedly posted a photo of a man holding a sniper rifle and captioned it “The EXPEDITER of Trump! He will never last long!”
Krohn could face a charge of threatening to kill the president-elect, which carries a potential sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
“Krohn became confrontational when asked if he made the statements threatening the PEOTUS. … Krohn declared any statements he made were an expression of his First Amendment rights,” Secret Service agents said in court records.
Asked whether he threatened Trump, agents said Krohn “began pacing in the yard, and in a loud voice said, ‘Well then, arrest me.’ ”
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The Sun Sentinel added:
Agents said they tried, but failed, to calm him down and he was arrested.
His girlfriend told investigators she was not aware of him making any threats of violence against anyone, authorities said.
Agents said the laptop computer Krohn had been using before they arrived was open on an article that someone had posted on Facebook about “a recent harassment incident” involving Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
During a brief appearance Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Krohn told the judge he was scheduled to start a new job Monday morning cleaning cooking equipment at a chain of convenience stores. He said he was divorced, had little or no money, owns a 1998 Lincoln and owes an unspecified amount of child support arrears.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer ordered Friday that Krohn will remain locked up at least until a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday. The judge appointed the Federal Public Defender’s Office to represent Krohn, after ruling that he could not afford to hire a lawyer.
According to records, Krohn served two stints in state prison for a drug offense and for driving with a suspended license, the Sun Sentinel said.
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