A Utah man who pointed a bow and arrow at Salt Lake Metropolis marchers protesting the loss of life of George Floyd has been charged with three felonies after the incident was caught on a viral video, stories stated Thursday.
Brandon E. McCormick, 57, was charged 5 days after the ex-con pointed a loaded lethal weapon on the lots of of protesters gathered earlier than he was tackled and disarmed by cops, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
McCormick, who spent almost twenty years behind bars for crimes together with battery of a public security officer, stated in an interview with KSTU that he did it to guard cops working the protest.
“Some cops are good, excuse me, most cops are good,” he stated.
McCormick stated later within the interview, “I simply heard folks yelling ‘Black Lives Matter.’ That does irritate me. … I simply really feel like: All Lives Matter.”
The ex-con, who additionally brandished a knife, was charged with two counts of possession or use of a harmful weapon by a restricted individual and one depend of aggravated assault, every of which may land him 5 years behind bars.
Prosecutors on the Salt Lake County District Legal professional’s Workplace have requested for a bail of $100,000. A warrant is presently out for his arrest, stories stated.