CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly making threats against President Obama on his Twitter account earlier this week.
Donte Jamar Sims, 21, appeared in court Thursday after officials said he posted threats to kill the president on his Twitter account Monday.
Sims posted several statements through his @DestroyLeague_D account, and a Secret Service agent was made aware of the tweets Tuesday, police said.
“Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !...Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he’s in town - -,” the tweet read at 6:06 a.m. Monday. Two hours later, Sims allegedly posted, “Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swag.”
Three more tweets over the next 12 minutes include Sims allegedly saying he was going to aim a gun at Obama’s forehead and that he was “plotting President Obama’s murder.”
According to an affadavit, federal investigators spoke with Sims on Wednesday at his southeast Charlotte home, where he acknowledged that was his Twitter account and he had indeed posted those messages.
An agent said Sims “smiled as I read the statements about him. Sims stated that he published the statements because he hated President Obama.”
The Secret Service is gonna be defenseless once I aim the Assualt Rifle at Barack's Forehead ... F* the #DNC !— D.League(@DestroyLeague_D) September 3, 2012
Sims' demeanor changed at the police station, according to the affidavit, and he apologized for threatening to kill the president both verbally and through a written apology.
Sims will have a detention hearing Tuesday at 10 a.m.