UPDATE: Southern Indiana man arrested for making YouTube threats against Donald Trump
According to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, 26-year-old Richard Deville, Jr. posted the threats on YouTube.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana man has been arrested for threatening to kill Donald Trump in a YouTube video.
Officials in Floyd County confirmed 26-year-old Richard Deville, Jr. posted the threats on YouTube back on May 6. Deville was arrested in New Albany on Thursday and is facing charges of felony intimidation and a second felony for unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson commented on what exactly took place in the YouTube video, and how Donald Trump was threatened.
"The threat was very explicit," Henderson said. "The threat displayed handguns, and there was specific language as to how and when the threat would be carried out."
The video not only threatens Donald Trump but also several other members of the Trump family. Towards the end of the video which allegedly shows Deville Jr. he can be heard saying, "I'm not going to get caught *expletive*, I'm not going to get caught *expletive*."
Media analyst Mark Dice spoke only with WDRB. Dice has a large following on YouTube, when Dice watched the video that threatened Trump he contacted the secret service.
"It's just incredible that in today's social media age that people are doing this, thinking this," said Dice.
The original YouTube post by Richard Deville, Jr. was taken in as evidence. Officials confirm there are still portions of the threading video on-line.
WDRB asked officials in Floyd County about the timing of the YouTube post as Donald Trump is expected to speak in Louisville on May 20th.
Officials couldn't confirm or deny if that was the targeted time planned by Deville Jr. in the threatening videos.
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