A Utah man who showed up at Saturday’s Salt Lake City protest, armed with a bow and arrow, and threatened to shoot demonstrators is now behind bars, facing three felony counts, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports.
Brandon E. McCormick, 57, of Taylorsville, who spent nearly two decades of his life behind bars in California and once was convicted of battery against a public safety officer, was captured on a viral video aiming his weapon at protesters.
He said he wanted to “protect” police form unruly demonstrators. Now he faces three felony counts.
All three counts are Utah’s lowest grade of felony. Each is punishable by up to five years in prison. McCormick was also charged with a misdemeanor count of threatening or using a weapon in a fight. That count carries up to a year in jail.
McCormick, a self-described Trump supporter, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail Thursday night. Bail has been set at $100,000, according to the report.