A North Carolina man threatened to kill President Joe Biden and Secret Service brokers in a collection of disturbing telephone calls, federal prosecutors mentioned.
David Kyle Reeves, 27, appeared in federal courtroom Thursday on a cost of threatening the president in telephone calls to the White House switchboard between late January and Feb. 1, the US Lawyer’s Workplace for the West District of North Carolina announced.
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–ok the White House,” Reeves allegedly mentioned. “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 unsuitable earlier than hanging up, courtroom paperwork present.
Minutes later, Reeves known as the identical agent again and restated his murderous intentions if he had the automotive, gun and safety clearance wanted to contained in the White House, courtroom paperwork present.
Hours afterward Feb. 1, Reeves known as the White House switchboard once more and threatened a Secret Service agent whereas saying he was going to kill Biden, federal prosecutors mentioned.
“I’m going to kill all of you as a result of I’m succesful,” Reeves allegedly mentioned. “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 mentioned he had robbed a house when he was a teen and stole 20 weapons whereas saying he would do it once more and discover transportation to Washington to kill everybody, federal prosecutors mentioned.
Reeves has prior arrests for assault, home violence battery and making terrorist threats and acts. He’s additionally been beforehand charged with making illegal 911 calls, courtroom paperwork present.
Three days earlier than his arrest, Reeves, who lives together 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, courtroom 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 mentioned in a prison 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 courtroom look, WWTV reported.
Reeves’ lawyer, Kevin Tate, instructed the decide that the North Carolina man “could also be taking” psychotropic medicine 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 high quality.