A Clarksville, Ind., man reportedly on probation has been charged with making threats against presidential candidate Donald Trump, WLKY reports.
Richard Deville Jr. is accused of posting a threatening video on YouTube that was put under the spotlight after someone hundreds of miles away saw the three-and-a-half-minute video and contacted authorities in Atlanta. Federal agents in Louisville, Ky., became involved, and in the last 48 hours the Secret Sevice began investigating.
Deville was arrested Thursday and is facing charges of intimidation and "unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon," according to the news station.
In the video, the 26-year-old can reportedly be seen holding two guns with his face covered by a blue bandanna. The man tells Trump that he's going to "take his life" and that he believes Trump will "put blacks back to slaves," the news station reports. He also blasts Trump for his policies on immigration and minorities.
"It was very strongly worded, and I think the message needs to be sent that's not allowed and we're going to hold someone criminally liable for that," Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson told the newspaper. "Our country stands for freedom of speech, but it absolutely cannot tolerate someone's life being threatened because they run for office."
Authorities have said that the guns, which were loaded, did not belong to Deville.
Deville reportedly said that he shot the video because he thought it would make him look cool, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
Read more at WLKY.