A Kansas man has been charged with making threats against President Joe Biden after he was tracked down by Secret Service agents at a Cracker Barrel in Maryland prior to making a series of threatening phone calls and disturbing social media posts.
Construction contractor Scott Merryman told the agents who intercepted him on Wednesday that he was on a mission from God, whom he claimed told him ‘to lop off the head of the serpent in the heart of the nation,’ according to a criminal complaint first obtained by the Daily Beast.
Merryman was driving from Independence, Kansas, en route to Washington, D.C., where he was allegedly headed to talk to Biden and claimed he had to deliver a message to him.
He also made a series of Facebook posts after he began interacting with Secret Service agents, deeming Biden the ‘antichrist’ and calling one of the Secret Service agents ‘Lucifer.’
He also wrote, ‘I believe Joe Biden is the AntiChrist now and will suffer a fatal head wound,’ according to the complaint.
A Secret Service agent tracked him down at the Cracker Barrel on Wednesday after Merryman told local police he was headed to D.C. He was found with ammunition and a small telescope that he claimed he was using for ‘recon,’ according to the complaint.
In a conversation with one of the agents, he also stated ‘I’m coming for his b**ch a** Sleepy Joe. I’m talking about President Biden and you can quote me,’ and ‘I’m coming with three bullets no gun.’
Merryman now faces charges of making threats against the President of the United States and of interstate communication containing a threat to harm.
Kansas construction contractor Scott Merryman was charged with threatening to assassinate President Biden after being intercepted by a Secret Service agent at a Cracker Barrel in Hagerstown, Maryland
Merryman claims he was on his way to DC to talk to Biden and said he was ‘told by God to lop off the head of the serpent in DC’
According to the complaint, Merryman told Independence police officers he was on his way to D.C. to see Biden on Tuesday.
A day later, Agent Greg Tiano spoke on the phone with Merryman, who told him he was traveling to D.C. to ‘lop off the head of the serpent in the heart of the nation.’
Merryman denied that the serpent was the President but said he had information about the Book of Revelation that he was going to give to Biden, according to the complaint.
Tiano conducted two phone interviews with Merryman on Wednesday, with Merryman insisting on speaking to Biden or anyone else at the White House.
Merryman was later located by Agent Tim Hackler in the parking lot of the Hagerstown Cracker Barrel, after he had spoken on the phone to Tiano.
According to the complaint, Merryman told Hackler he ‘had to deliver a message to President Biden, and advise him that people were fed up with the divisiveness in the country and to turn back to God (or go to hell).’
Merryman made a series of social posts on Facebook calling Biden the ‘antichrist’ and one of the Secret Service agents ‘Lucifer’
Hackler then did a search of Merryman’s backpack where he found a loaded magazine containing three rounds of .45 ammunition and a spotting scope, or a telescope, the complaint says.
Merryman then claimed that God told him to bring it and said that the rounds belonged to a Ruger 1911 despite not having a weapon on him at the time, according to the criminal complaint.
He then later spoke with Tiano again on the phone and told him he finished talking with Hackler. Merryman claimed the agent ‘had sent for him and that they had given him the answer,’ the complaint states.
After he was told not to bring the bullets to the White House, Merryman allegedly said, ‘Well I have a bullet with your name on it’ and ‘I’m coming for you b**ch, I’m coming to cut the head off the serpent in the heart of America.’
Tiano asked Merryman if he was threatening an agent to which he responded, ‘Yes I am’.
On Thursday, Merryman called the White House Switchboard and made threats against Biden where he stated he was ‘coming to the White House, and was going to cut off the head of the snake/anti-Christ,’ according to the criminal complaint.
The operator then contacted Special Agent James MacDonald claiming that Merryman made the threats against the President.
MacDonald then spoke with Merryman who made a series of disturbing threats such as ‘I’m coming for his b**ch a** Sleepy Joe’ and I’m coming with three bullets no guns.’