Jeffrey Gardner Boyd, the man charged with allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump and members of his family, repeatedly spoke about the QAnon conspiracy theory prior to his arrest according to a report.
Pennsylvania State Police arrested the 55 year old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 31 in Berwick, Columbia County. Officers discovered a loaded handgun and ammunition in his truck, ABC16 reported. He was charged with four counts of making terrorist threats with intent to terrorize another, according to court documents seen by Tulsa World, after he allegedly threatened to kill the President, as well as his daughter Ivanka, son Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Boyd, who is being held on a $1 million bail, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Days before Trump addressed a rally in Pennsylvania in early August, Boyd allegedly drove from Tulsa, uninvited, to meet a woman he spoke to on Twitter, Tulsa World reported citing Pennsylvania State Police.
He was convinced unknown agents were holding the woman, identified only as Kate, who tweets about QAnon, hostage, according to The Daily Beast.
Believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory claim an individual with the highest level of security clearance in the U.S. government shares top-secret information on message boards like 4Chan and 8Chan. It’s devotees are convinced members of the U.S. elite, including the CIA, Hollywood stars and high ranking Democrats, work together to scheme against Trump.
The woman, who identifies as a Trump supporter, told police she was “shocked” when Boyd arrived at her driveway on July 30 after the pair spoke on Twitter. She had not supplied him with her address, she said.
The next day, they dined at the Hog’s Hollow Saloon near Briar Creek. Its owner told ABC 16 Boyd appeared confused and manic in the parking lot.
He allegedly told the woman he heard voices telling him to kill President Trump and his family, and was convinced the CIA was performing tests on him.
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The woman who asked to be identified only as Kate told The Daily Beast she warned him not to attack the President.
“I’ve been had by the f’ing Deep State and CIA,” Boyd reportedly wrote in one message to Kate seen by The Daily Beast, and also frequently used other QAnon vocabulary such “breadcrumbs”: the apparent clues the user feeds followers about what they portray as the nature of the U.S. government.
Kate also told The Daily Beast Boyd claimed during lunch that Donald Trump Jr. and Kushner headed MKULTRA, a defunct mind-control project run by the CIA, and described himself as being on a mission.