A Clinton County man has been charged with making online threats and threatening a witness in connection to his alleged participation in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Forty-year-old Justin Stoll of Wilmington was arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and appeared in federal court Friday, U.S. Attorney David DeVillers stated in a news release.
According to the DoJ’s press release, Justin Stoll ‘Used the username “Th3RealHuckleberry” on the app Clapper and on YouTube to post videos related to his participation in the Capitol protests”
Stoll also allegedly posted videos of himself outside the Capitol with other protesters in which he said, among other things, “D.C.’s a war zone!…You ain’t got enough cops, baby! We are at war at the Capitol…. We have taken the Capitol. This is our country.”
According to the court document, Stoll received comments from concerned citizens in response to his YouTube videos, including from one user who said (s)he had saved Stoll’s video. Stoll responded via another video, in which he said, in part:
Well, that shows your f—— ignorance because, clearly, the capitol building is owned by the people, so again, nothing will happen. Secondly, I never admitted I went into it, did I? Go watch the video again. Daddy’s not stupid. [Wink.] Third, if you ever in your f—— existence did something to jeopardize taking me away from my family, you will absolutely meet your maker. You can play that for the D.A. in court, I don’t care. If you ever jeopardize me, from being with my family, you will absolutely meet your mother f—— maker, and I will be the one to arrange the meeting.
Interstate communication of a threat is a federal crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Tampering with a witness through intimidation carries a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.