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Frederick man admits to violent threats against Biden, Harris

James Dale Reed
Posted at 12:43 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 11:38:22-05

FREDERICK, Md. — A 42-year-old Frederick man was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury after he allegedly left a threatening note at the front door of a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris supporter, during election season.

Prosecutors say they have James Dale Reed on a door bell camera dropping the note off on the morning of October 4.

At first Reed denied it was him in the video, but two days later admitted to writing and leaving the note.

In it Reed warned that he would target Biden and Harris supporters, and threatened to capture and "severely beat [Biden] to the point of death."

Reed continued, writing that he would violently rape Harris.

There was no connection found between Reed and the property owners, only that they had Biden and Harris signs on their lawn.

If convicted, Reed faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.

Here is the newest Grand Jury indictment from November 18.

Below are the original charging documents from October 21.