• A North Carolinian threatened to 'chop' the heads of Biden and other individuals
  • The 27-year-old also called the US Capitol Police to make threats
  • The suspect has been ordered to remain in police custody

A North Carolina man was arrested Friday after threatening to kill President Joe Biden, according to a federal criminal complaint.

David Kyle Reeves, 27, was arrested on Feb. 5 for threatening to take the lives of the president, Secret Service members and others, court documents released by Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, revealed.

Prosecutors alleged that the Gastonian resident made threatening and hostile phone calls to the White House switchboard multiple times between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1.

“I’m going to come kill the president, I’m going to kill the Secret Service because I own this whole planet,” Reeves said in a phone call to a Secret Service special agent, according to an affidavit. In another call, Reeves allegedly said he would “chop your heads off.”

He repeated his angry warnings in conversations with the Secret Service, and dared the agency to stop him, according to documents.

On Feb. 1, a Secret Service agent contacted Reeves to discuss the threats. The North Carolinian returned the agent's call multiple times and repeated his threats against Biden and others. Reeves told the agent "that he had free speech and did nothing wrong," the affidavit stated.

Later in the day, Reeves made a call to the U.S. Capitol Police switchboard and made similarly violent threats.

Reeves appeared in a court hearing on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler. He was charged with making threats against the president, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine.

"Mr. Reeves has plead not guilty and receiving appropriate mental health evaluations," Kevin Tate, Reeves’ attorney, told CNN.

Reeves was ordered to remain in police custody. He's now being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

President Biden has previously been the target of violent threats. On Jan. 12, Chicago prosecutors arrested 45-year-old Louis Capriotti of Chicago Heights after he left a threatening voicemail for a member of the House of Representatives on Dec. 29.

“If people think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that (expletive) White House on January 20th, they’re sadly (expletive) mistaken,” Capriotti allegedly said in his message.

“We will surround the (expletive) White House and we will kill any (expletive) Democrat that steps on the (expletive) lawn,” he added.

A criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent later revealed that Capriotti had been making threatening, profanity-laced calls to Congressional members since 2017.

President Joe Biden has argued the economy needs the $1.9 trillion in stimulus spending he has proposed, which has caused the budget deficit and debt to increase
President Joe Biden has argued the economy needs the $1.9 trillion in stimulus spending. AFP / SAUL LOEB