UPDATE | Man arrested in W.Va. sentenced for allegedly threatening to kill Trump

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KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) -- UPDATE 5/1/19 @ 2:45 p.m.
An armed Missouri man accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Preston County Magistrate Court to reckless driving and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He was given credit for 36 days served.

State police say Charron was going 130 mph on Interstate 68 when he was pulled over March 27.

A trooper said in a criminal complaint that the 42-year-old Charron claimed to be running late to a dinner with Trump and also wanted "to meet with the leader of the Army to return a phone."

The trooper says a vehicle search turned up a handgun, ammunition and gunpowder.



UPDATE 3/28/19 @ 2:30 p.m.
A Missouri man who police say had a gun and was speeding to the White House has appeared in court after being accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia.

Forty-two-year-old Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, was arraigned Thursday on charges of reckless driving and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

State police say Charron was going 130 mph on Interstate 68 when he was pulled over Wednesday near Bruceton Mills.

A trooper said in a criminal complaint that Charron claimed to be running late to a dinner with Trump and also wanted "to meet with the leader of the Army to return a phone."

The trooper says a vehicle search turned up a handgun, 300 rounds of ammunition and gunpowder.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/27/19
West Virginia police have detained a driver who authorities say threatened to kill President Donald Trump and blow up the Pentagon.

State police say in a news release the man was taken into custody following a traffic stop Wednesday along Interstate 68 in northern West Virginia.

The statement says a trooper saw a vehicle registered from Missouri speeding toward him. The trooper stopped the vehicle near Bruceton Mills and indicated the driver appeared to be confused and distressed and made concerning comments.

Police dogs indicated the presence of explosive materials inside the vehicle, but the statement said a search turned up no such devices.

The interstate was reopened after nearly four hours. The 42-year-old suspect's name wasn't immediately released.



 
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