TULSA, Okla. —
A Virginia man has been charged with cyberstalking the mayor of Tulsa in a failed effort to pause President Donald Trump‘s campaign rally there final month.
Adam Maxwell Donn, of Norfolk, Virginia, sent emails and left voicemails for Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his partner in which he stressed, threatened and tried to intimidate Bynum into cancelling the June 20 rally by Trump, prosecutors thunder in federal court documents unsealed Friday from the Eastern District of Virginia.
Donn’s attorney, Jeffery Swartz, did no longer straight away reply to a Saturday cell phone message searching for order.
Between June 11-22, Donn threatened to head to Bynum’s house, church and his partner’s office besides publishing the mayor’s formative years’s cell phone numbers on social media, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said in a assertion.
Authorities also thunder Donn masqueraded as Bynum’s partner and sent threatening emails by her industry story to her colleagues.
Shores said the emails had been traced to Donn’s story.
“Cyberstalkers strive to veil at the abet of keyboards while they threaten and intimidate others, but their online actions bear proper world effects,” he added.
Donn used to be arrested in Virginia and made his first court appearance there on Friday with a second appearance in Tulsa scheduled for July 22, Shores said.
The president’s rally drew an estimated 6,200 folks to Tulsa’s 19,000-seat BOK Center, far short of the stout house that used to be predicted.
Tulsa health director Bruce Scoot publicly requested that the rally be postponed and Bynum, who joined in greeting Trump when he arrived at the Tulsa airport, said he would no longer wait on.
Bynum’s spokeswoman Michelle Brooks on Saturday suggested The Associated Press that he did no longer wait on the Trump rally.
Coronavirus cases in the city and Tulsa County spiked in the weeks following the rally and Scoot said the tournament “seemingly” used to be the provision of the magnify.