A New Hampshire woman has been arrested for sending pictures of a mutilated female body and threatening the family of a Michigan election official who refused to certify the results for Joe Biden.
Katelyn Jones, 23, is accused of calling Wayne County chairwoman Monica Palmer a ‘racist b****’ and a ‘terrorist’ after she refused to confirm the 878,000 votes from Michigan‘s largest county.
President Trump called Palmer on Tuesday November 17 after she revised her vote to express his gratitude for her support.
The threatening violence through interstate commerce charges against Jones stem from an FBI investigation probing the fallout from Trump‘s defeat in the election and unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, the Detroit News reports.
Katelyn Jones, 23, was charged with threatening violence through interstate commerce in connection to the threats that were sent to Monica Palmer (middle pictured)
The election official received numerous threatening texts from an unknown person who used a cellphone number with a 269 area code.
‘Damn it was not hard finding all of your information disgusting racist b***h,’ one text read, according to a criminal complaint and an FBI affidavit. ‘I don’t tolerate people like you, in fact I consider you to be a terrorist and do you know what happens to terrorist.’
FBI Special Agent Emily Muchiando said in the affidavit: ‘The messages were immediately followed by two graphic photographs of a bloody, deceased, nude, mutilated woman, lying on the ground.’
The number was traced back to the app TextMe Inc. Company records that showed a 269 number that was made 10 minutes before Palmer got her first threatening message.
FBI agents then tracked the IP address that was connected to the TextMe account, finding an IP address subscriber that matched the Olivet natives’ mother, Linda Jones, according to the affidavit.
‘Therefore, the account that used (269) xxx-xx68 that sent threatening text messages to (Palmer) was created at Linda Jones’ residence,’ Muchiando said in the report.
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