A former U.S. Senate candidate and white nationalist has been arrested on suspicion of stalking after he was released from prison during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the Orlando Sentinel reports, Augutus Sol Invictus had been jailed on domestic violence charges in South Carolina but was released on bond in late March due to concerns about coronavirus exposure. He had been arrested in December, accused of forcing his wife to drive from South Carolina to Florida at gunpoint, and choking her.
According to a court affadavit obtained by the newspaper, Invictus was booked into a Florida jail early Tuesday, accused of repeatedly violating an order of protection and a no-contact order that was a condition of his provisional release. Invictus’ wife reportedly contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, claiming that Invictus was calling or texting her daily from multiple phone numbers, and had also passed along a threat to his wife in a text message to their daughter.
His wife reportedly said the suspect repeatedly demanded she bring their children to a park so he could see them, and told police she agreed to it in at least one instance, allowing him to spend an hour with the children. At one point, she spoke to a man at the park, and Invictus allegedly asked his daughter to take a photo of her mother talking to the man, telling her, “your mother is a whore,” according to an affidavit obtained by the newspaper.
And on Monday, the suspect’s wife claimed he texted their daughter insisting that his wife bring the children to the park, “or else.”
Invictus ran for the U.S. Senate at a Libertarian in 2016, and is a high-profile member of the alt-right. He previously admitted to the Orlando Sentinel that he sacrificed a goat and drank its blood.
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