SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk man was indicted Wednesday for making death threats against President Barack Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.
A federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old David Gil Wilkinson, who is a retired Special Forces Navy Chief, according to Deanna Warren with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
A previously filed affidavit states Wilkinson claimed to be an FBI Agent on a secret mission during a 911 call with Southampton County dispatchers. Officers responded and Wilkinson told them he would run for president and personally execute both the President and Hillary Clinton.
Wilkinson was committed for an emergency mental health evaluation for 72 hours. Warren said he re-iterated his desire to kill the President and Mrs. Clinton while being interviewed by Secret Service agents.
After his release, Wilkinson “drove to Henrico County, called 911 and told operators that President Obama was out, people needed to die and he was part of a group that would take back America,” Warren said.
The case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service, and Assistant United States Attorney Joseph L. Kosky is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
If convicted, Wilkinson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.