Fla. woman arrested for online threats to GOP politicians
UPDATED 1:45 PM PT – Wednesday, November 18, 2020
A Florida woman has faced criminal charges for allegedly making online threats to top GOP officials in the state.
On Saturday, 55-year-old Karen Jones was arrested after posting a tweet that said she was going to “shoot” Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.).
Jones is a registered Democrat and said her tweet was intended to be a joke, but detectives say there was nothing in the message to suggest she was joking.
The 55-year-old is being charged with three counts of making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. She has since been released on $15,000 bond.