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Who is David Kyle Reeves? NC man threatens to kill Joe Biden and says he wants to sit on President's chair

He told the Secret Service 'to come pick him up, and take him to the White House so he can punch the President in the face'
UPDATED FEB 12, 2021
David Kyle Reeves taunted the Secret Service agent and claimed his threats were 'protected under free speech' (Mecklenburg County Jail)
David Kyle Reeves taunted the Secret Service agent and claimed his threats were 'protected under free speech' (Mecklenburg County Jail)

GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA: A 27-year-old man has been charged for making threats to kill President Joe Biden and secret service agents through multiple phone calls to the White House. David Kyle Reeves was arrested on February 5 and appeared at the court on Thursday, February 10, for the hearing. 

A federal criminal complaint unsealed in federal court states, "According to allegations in the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, between January 28 and February 1, 2021, Reeves contacted multiple times the White House switchboard via telephone and made threats against President Biden and others." The court hearing was before Judge David C Keesler.


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Joe Biden (Getty Images)

Who is David Kyle Reeves?

While not much information about Reeves is available, reports suggest that he lives with his father in Gastonia. According to the affidavit, he has a row of criminal charges, including assault, family violence, terroristic acts and threats, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, violation of family violence order and criminal trespass.

However, the criminal complaint has noted that, "All charges in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The Secret Service is investigating the case. Assistant US attorney William Bozin, of the US Attorney’s Office in Charlotte is prosecuting the case."

What did Reeves say over the phone calls?

The complaint states that between January 28, 2020, and February 1, 2021, Reeves contacted the White House switchboard "multiple times" through phone calls and threatened to cause bodily harm to the president and others. "The criminal complaint alleges that, on February 1, 2021, a Secret Service agent contacted Reeves to discuss the threats. Reeves allegedly called back the Secret Service agent multiple times throughout the day, and repeated the threats against the President, the Secret Service agent, and others," the complaint reads. Furthermore, he is said to have called US Capitol Police Switchboard on the same day with similar threats. 

According to an affidavit obtained by Charlotte Observer, Reeves reportedly said on the call to the White House, “I’m going to come kill the president, I’m going to kill the Secret Service because I own this whole planet." He is also said to have made subsequent phone calls, "taunting the agent" and claiming that his threats were "protected under free speech". And, he reportedly established that he will continue to make such calls. 

A Secret Service agent (Getty Images)

In another call, he told the Secret Service agent "to come pick him up, and take him to the White House so he can punch the President in the face, sit in his chair, and stay there until he dies.” Meanwhile, Reeve's attorney Kevin Tate told Keesler that his client "may be taking" psychotropic medication. He hoped Reeves can continue having them while he's in the Mecklenburg jail. 

The judge has ordered a hold on his case until the next hearing. The document states, "The charge of making a threat against the President of the United States carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine."