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AO 9l(Rev.l1/ll) CriminalComplaint

UNITED STATES D ISTRICT C OURT


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CR IM IN A L C O M PLA INT
1,thecomplainantin thiscase,statethatthe following istrueto the bestofmy know ledge and belief.
Onoraboutthedatets)of January3,2020 inthecountyof Broward inthe
Southern Districtof Florida ,t
hedefendantts)violated:
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18U.S.C.j871 ThreatsAgainstthe President.


Thiscriminalcomplaintisbased onthesefacts:
See attachedAffidavit.

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Complainant'
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LucasA.W hite,SpecialAgent, USSS
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Sworn to before meand signed in my presence.
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city and state: Fod Lauderdale,Florida LURANA S.SNOW ,U.S.Magistrate Judge
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AFFIDA W T IN SUPPOR T O F CRIM NAL CO M PLA IN T

1,LucasA .W hite,being duly sw orn,do hereby depose and statethe follow ing:

INTRODUCTION AND AGENT BACKGROUNU

1am an investigative orlaw enforcem entofficeroftheU nitçd Stateswithin the

meaningofSection 2510(7)ofTitle 18,United StatesCode.Thatis,Iam anofficerofthe


United States who is empow ered by law to conductinvestigations of,and m ake arrests for,

violationsofTitle 18 ofthe United StatesCode.

I am a SpecialA gentw ith the United States SecretService and have been so

employed since October of 2017. l am currently assigned to the M iam i Field Office -

Protective Intelligence Squad. I have been assigned to assistthe Brow ard County Sheriff's

Office(BSO)ThreatM anagementDivision.Someofmydutiesinclude,butarenotlimited
to, investigating threats tow ards the President of the United States. Prior to m y current

assignm ent,1wasapolice officerw ith the GulfportPoliceD epartm entin M ississippiforfive

years. Priorto m y law enforcem entexperience w ith the GulfportPolice D epartm ent,1w asa

police officerwith the N ew Orleans Police Departm entin Louisiana forfouryears. Ihold a

Bachelor ofArtsdegree in politicalscience from Louisiana State University and a M asterof

Artsdegreeincriminaljusticefrom theUniversityofLouisianaatM onroe.


The inform ation setforth in thisAffidavitisprovided in supportoftheattached

criminalcomplaint,charging CHAUNCY DEVONTE LUM P (hereinafterttlvump'')with


threatsagainstthe PresidentoftheU nited States,in violation ofTitle l8,U nited States Code,

Section 871.

The infonnation contained in this Affidavit is based on m y personal

know ledge,asw ellasinform ation relayed to m eby otherlaw enforcem entagentsand officers
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involved in thisinvestigation. 1havenotincluded in thisAffidaviteach and every factknown

to m e or to other law enforcem ent officers surrounding this investigation. Rather,I have
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included only those facts that I believe are necessary to establish probable cause to arrest

LU M P forthe violation above.

STATUTO RY A UTH OW TY

5. Title18,UnitedStatesCobe,Section871makesitafederalcrimetoknowingly
and willfully m ake a threatto kill,kidnap,or inflictbodily harm upon the Presidentofthe

United States.

PROBABLE CAUSX
On otaboutJanuary 2,2020,the United StatesD epartm entofDefense issued

anlmmediateReleasethatread:ttlajtthedirectionofthePresident,theU.S.Militaryhastaken
decisivedefensiveactiontoprotectU.S.personnelabroadbykilling Qasem Soleimani,the
head ofthe lslamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-ouds Force, a U.s.-designated Foreign
TerroristOrganization.''

Subsequently, m edia outlets throughout the world dedicated m uch of their

airtim eto covering Soleim ani's death.

8. On or 4bout January 3,2020, at approxim ately 3:13 p.m .,President Trum p

madeatelevisedstatementfrom hisresidenceinW estPalm Beach,Florida:''lljastnight,at


m y direction,the United Statesm ilitary successfully executed a flaw lessprecision strike that

killed the num ber-one tenoristanywhere in the world,Qasem Soleim ani. Soleimaniwas
plotting im m inentand sinisterattacks on A m erican D iplom atsand m ilitary personnel,butw e

caughthim in the actand term inated him .''

9. After PresidentTrum p's televised étatem ent,at approxim ately 4:50 p.m .the
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Presidenttravelled to M iam i,Floridato attend an event;thistoow ascaptured by m edia outlets

throughouttheworld.PresidentTrumpreiteratedhiswords,C'gllastnight,atmydirection,the
United States M ilitary executed a flaw less strike that tenninated the terrorist ringleader

responsible for gravely w ounding and m urdering thousands and thousands of people and

hundredsandhundredsatleast,ofAmericans. Qasem Soleimanihasbeen killed,and his


bloody rampage is now forever gone.'' Follow ing PresidentTrump's rem arks,the President

travelled back to hisresidence in W estPalm B each,Florida.

l0. On or about January 3,2020,at approxim ately 10:00 p.m .,a BSO detective

received inform ation from a Facebook employee stating thata person known by the vanity

nam e chauncy-lum p-g4,w ith an acm al nam e listed as BlackM an Vs A m erica,posted a

Facebook Live video threatening PresidentD onald Trum p. TheFacebook em ployee provided

a copy ofthe video to the BSO D etective. The BSO D etective notified SpecialAgentLucas

W hite.

11. TheFacebook employeefurtherprovidedtheBSO detectivewiththetelephone

num ber and date of birth ofthe person who m ade the Facebook Live video. The telephone

num ber ends in 4835 and the date of birth of is xx/xx/1993.Through publicly available

databasechecks,BSO identified the Facebook vanity nam e chauncy.lum p-g4 as LIJM P.

Further investigation linked this Facebook Live video to LUM P,residing in

Brow ard County. ln particular,1aw enforcem entwas able to m atch theFacebook Live video

to LuM p's photograph contained in the D river and V ehicle lnform ation Database

(ûCDAVID'').
In theFacebook Livevideo,LUM P haswhite cream on hisface,atow elon his

head,wrapped like a turban,and w hatappeared to be a showercurtain overhis body. In the


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background ofthe video,theviewercan hearm usicplayingthatappearsto originatefrom the

M iddle East.

l4. W hen law enforcem entreview ed the Facebook Liye video,they learned that

LU M P m ade severalstatem ents. lncluded in LU M P'S statem entsw ere explicitthreatsto kill

and/orinflictbodily hann upon the PresidentoftheU nited States.

15. During the sevèn m inutesand ten secondsFacebook Live video,LUM P stated,

am ong otherthings:

tûl'
le killed my leader,please tellm e w here isD onald Trump?''

b. $$Ineed to find the D onald,because ifIdon'tfind him ,Iam going to have to

blow up Brow ard County. So Please tellm ewherehe is,1don'tw antto have

to blow up the Brow ard County tonight.''

';Do notplay with m e,1haveAK -47,lhave ithere,do notplay w ith m e,okay.

1 w ill com e to Broward County tonight. l am gonna to com e to Brow ard

C 0t111ty.''1

't1am going to com e to Brqward Cotmty,l'm ready forDonald Trum p,ok?''2

lûgtzaughterqIam inBoca,tellthem tocomegetmefrom Boca,fifteenminutes


from Palm Beach w here Donald Trum p is,tellthem to com e getm e.''3

$1H e killed m y leader,and Ihave to killhim . 1 am ready for D onald. Iam

1LUM P isbrandishing whatappearsto be a loaded AK-47 thatisfully loaded ashe m akesthis


statem ent.

2LUM P isbrandishingwhatappearsto bealoadedAK-47magazineanda 50round capacity 9m m


drum magazineashemakesthisstatement.
3FacebookLivevideo allowsFacebookuserswatching inrealtim etopostcom mentstothevideo.
An unknown viewerwatchingthevideo appearstohavepostedacom menttoLUM P warning him,
;çlhopethey com egetyoursilly ass.''
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ready-''

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heFeds are watching. lam notafraid ofthe Feds-''

h. içl'lew ason thenew searlierlanding in M iam i,pleasetake thisseriously;1am

going to geta11ofyou.''

td-l-hisiswhatllistentobeforelcausetrouble.''
16. Throughout the Facebook Live video, including the beginning, LUM P is

observed laughing on four separate occasions. H owever,three outofthe fouroccasions he

appearsto be laughing in responseto com m entsposted by viewers.

On January4,2020,atapproxim ately 2:00 a.m .,1aw enforcem entm adecontact

w ith LIJM P at his residence in Broward County, Florida. After initialing and signing a

QnM iranda W arning - Your Rights'' form , LU M P agreed to provide a statem ent to law

enforcem ent.

l8. LUM P adm itted to producing the Facebook Live video,and said he produced

thevideo in response to the United States'killing oflranian GeneralQasem Soleimani.


LU M P said he earned JtBachelor's degree in H om eland Security from Bethune-cookm an

U niversity. How ever,university officialsare unableto confinn thatLump obtained a degree,

and his records show he only com pleted one sem ester. LUM P said he produced the video

w ith hiscellphcme,whileathisresidence. LUM P said thethreatsin the video were intended

tobeajoke.However,atnopointinthevideodidLUMPclaim hewasjoking.lnfact,Lump
stated to law enforcem ent,($lshouldn'thave did itin thefirstplace.''

l9. Atthe tim e of the interview,LU M P possessed a loaded,Glock 9m m sem i-

automaticpistol,amotorvehicleandhad $800.00inU.S.cun-ency inhispossession.LUM P


holdsa concealed weapon orfirearm license in the state ofFlorida and is a licensed security
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officerin the State ofFlorida. LUM P iscurrently em ployed asa security guard.

CO NCLU SIO N

20. Based on the above inform ation,Irespectfully subm itthatthere is probable

causeto believethatCH AUN CY DEV ONTE LUM P,on January 3,2019,in Brow azd County,

in the Southern DistrictofFlorida,knowingly and willfully m ade threatsto killand inflict

bodily harm upon the Presidentofthe U nited States,in violation of Title l8,U nited States

Code,Section 871.

FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NA U GH T.


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Sworn tq and subscribed beforem e


this day ofJanuary,2020 in M iam i,Florida.

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