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Louisiana man accused of threatening president, denied bond

Posted: 6:47 PM, Nov 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-13 19:47:14-05
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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to set bond for a Louisiana man accused of threatening President Donald Trump via social media posts last week.

KTBS-TV reports U.S. Magistrate District Judge Mark Hornsby told 31-year-old Friedrich Ishola that bond couldn't be set Tuesday because of a parole hold on pending state charges. If bond is set in state court, Hornsby says he will reconsider bond on the federal charge.

Ishola was arrested Nov. 6 and accused of making "threats against (the) president and successors to the presidency." Details were not released.

Caddo Parish sheriff's investigators found the alleged threat after they had obtained arrest warrants for Ishola for cyberstalking linked to a separate investigation.

Ishola told Hornsby he has health problems and needs medication. Hornsby assured him U.S. Marshals would address his concerns.