A North Carolina man threatened to kill President Biden and Secret Service brokers in a sequence of disturbing telephone calls, federal prosecutors stated.
David Kyle Reeves, 27, appeared in federal court docket Thursday on a cost of threatening the president in telephone calls to the White Home switchboard between late January and Feb. 1, the US Lawyer’s Workplace for the Western District of North Carolina introduced.
Courtroom paperwork allege Reeves, who was arrested Feb. 5, instructed a switchboard operator he was “going to f–king kill you all” in a single name he made on Jan. 28.
“F–okay the White Home,” Reeves allegedly stated. “I’m going to chop your heads off.”
A Secret Service agent then known as Reeves to talk about the risk days later, solely to be instructed by the Gastonia man that he believed he was exercising his proper to free speech and did nothing incorrect earlier than hanging up, court docket paperwork present.
Minutes later, Reeves known as the identical agent again and restated his murderous intentions if he had the automobile, gun and safety clearance wanted to get contained in the White Home, court docket paperwork present.
Hours in a while Feb. 1, Reeves known as the White Home switchboard once more and threatened a Secret Service agent whereas saying he was going to kill Biden, federal prosecutors stated.
“I’m going to kill all of you as a result of I’m succesful,” Reeves allegedly stated. “I’m going to come kill the president. I’m going to kill the Secret Service as a result of I personal the planet.”
Requested how he would kill Biden, Reeves stated he had robbed a house when he was a teen and stolen 20 weapons whereas saying he would do it once more and discover transportation to Washington to kill everybody, federal prosecutors stated.
Reeves has prior arrests for assault, home violence battery and making terroristic threats and acts. He’s additionally been beforehand charged with making illegal 911 calls, court docket paperwork present.
Three days earlier than his arrest, Reeves, who lives along with his father, known as a Secret Service agent to say he was “bored with everybody bothering his Dad,” so he deliberate to name police to get arrested, court docket doc present.
“Reeves said he would most likely be sentenced to a few years however will get out after a 12 months as a result of he’ll behave and solely learn books,” the agent stated in a felony grievance. “Reeves continued that when he will get out of jail he’ll name me once more and he’ll kill me.”
A decide ordered Reeves to stay in custody throughout a listening to Thursday. He remained held Monday at the Mecklenburg County jail, on-line data present. He pleaded not responsible throughout Thursday’s court docket look, WWTV reported.
Reeves’ legal professional, Kevin Tate, instructed the decide that the North Carolina man “could also be taking” psychotropic remedy that he ought to proceed taking whereas in custody, the Charlotte Observer reported.
If convicted of threatening the president, Reeves faces up to 5 years in jail and a $250,000 effective.