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DOJ: Columbia County Man Threatens to Kill Secret Service Agents

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Columbia County man faces charges stemming from a social media post in April that threatened to kill the former president’s wife, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.

Court documents indicate that on April 7, Eric Evan Brown, 57, made a post on the social media platform .

The DOJ does not name the spouse against whom the threat was made.

On May 9, while two U.S. Secret Service agents were investigating the threats, the Justice Department said Brown threatened to assault and kill them.

Brown appeared in federal court for the first time on Monday and was ordered detained.

He faces charges of interstate transmission of a threat to injure, threatening a U.S. Secret Service protectee, two counts of forcibly assaulting a federal officer without the use of a deadly weapon and two counts of threatening a federal official.

If convicted on all charges, Brown could face up to 41 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.