Around my neck of the woods, this man would be lucky to be alive.
James L. Whitehurst II faces 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
DUNNELLON — A 49-year-old Dunnellon (Florida) man accused of threatening multiple people favorable to President Donald Trump, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of disorderly conduct by police.
On Thursday, Officer Megan Feliciani of the Dunnellon Police Department was called to the 11300 block of North Williams Street to investigate an armed man at a gathering where people were holding pro-Trump signs.
The victims told an officer that a man, later identified as James L. Whitehurst II, had approached them during their peaceful assembly with what was described as a cane sword in hand. The officer was told Whitehurst pointed the sword in their faces and made threatening statements.
The sword was allegedly 6 inches from their faces, according to the victims, and they felt afraid.
Feliciani spoke with Whitehurst, who told her he removed the sword from its holder and pointed it at the Trump supporters. He told the officer he meant no harm.
Whitehurst was arrested after and taken to the Marion County Jail.