Chad Christopher Stark, 54, of Leander, Texas has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with one count of communicating interstate threats. He is accused of publicly calling for the assassination of election officials of Georgia, USA before the U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021.
On January 5, 2021, Stark took to Craigslist to target at least three government officials, according to prosecutors. Two of the officials are 83rd Georgia governor Brian Kemp, 58, and 29th Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, 66, a federal law enforcement source told CBS News.
“It’s our duty as American Patriots to put an end to the lives of these traitors and take back our country by force we can no longer wait on the corrupt law enforcement in the corrupt courts,” Stark allegedly wrote on the online message board. “If we want our country back we have to exterminate these people.”
“Georgia Patriots it’s time for us to take back our state from these Lawless treasonous traitors,” Stark allegedly wrote. “It’s time to invoke our Second Amendment right it’s time to put a bullet in the treasonous Chinese. Then we work our way down to the local and federal corrupt judges.”
On January 21, 2022, Stark was arrested in Travis County, Texas. He will appear in a federal courthouse in Texas on the afternoon of January 21, 2022.
Leander was incorporated on January 21, 1978. It was named in honor of a railroad official named Leander “Catfish” Brown.
Former football quarterback Paul Thompson, 38, was born in Leander. Christine DeLisle is the incumbent mayor of the city.