On Friday, 33-year-old Adam Eugene Cox was arrested in Tennessee on a warrant for assault. But it turns out that Cox, described as a “fanatical supporter” of President Obama, is also the prime suspect in an investigation into death threats made against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
“I plan to kill Arpaio first,” he said in an online statement.
“He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. I promise you this. He won’t f**k with Obama. He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.”
Tiffany Gabbay of The Blaze wrote:
The Maricopa County Sheriff‘s Office said the suspect’s postings indicate he is a fervent Obama supporter and that Arpaio‘s ongoing investigation into the legitimacy of the president’s birth certificate may have been the catalyst behind the death threat.
According to MCSO officials in the written statement, Cox’s mother confirmed her son is a fanatical supporter of Obama.
According to Knoxville authorities, Cox has a history of assault.
Arpaio’s office also said the investigation into Obama’s birth certificate has received a fair amount of press coverage since the investigation began late last year.
The case is being handled by the Sheriff’s volunteer cold case posse, made up of retired police detectives and lawyers, and at no expense to the taxpayer. Their initial findings are expected to be announced within 30 days, Arpaio says.
“I will not be intimated against pursuing this investigation into Obama’s eligibility to serve as the President of the United States,” he added.
Arpaio has reportedly received numerous death threats, some involving Mexican drug cartels who reportedly have taken out a $4 million contract against the Sheriff.
Cox, however, is the first to threaten Arpaio over the Obama investigation.
“Every threat will be taken seriously, and the Sheriff knows that his position often attracts threats but he draws the line when his family is threatened,” Deputy Chief David Trombi said.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, this particular threat saw deputies going from Arizona to California, where they served a search warrant against Google. Eventually, deputies made their way to Knoxville, Tennessee.
Arpaio endorsed Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) in the 2010 midterm election.
More on Obama’s birth certificate at modenook.com here.
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