Florida man charged with intentionally driving into GOP voter sign-up tent
February 10, 2020
FLORIDA – A man in Florida is under arrest after he deliberately drove a van into a tent where voters were being registered by local Republicans Sunday.
The Jacksonville Florida Sheriff’s Office said that 27-year-old Gregory Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, one count of criminal mischief.
The Republican party of Duval County said it had set up the tent on Saturday in order to register voters.
Timm was working as a stage hand and had been living in Northeast Florida for two years, according to records and an arrest report.
Timm was a stage hand who had been referred work through the local International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, according to the arrest report released Sunday.
The GOP said via Twitter that six volunteers for President Donald Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters”.
No injuries were reported.
Out of the blue, a man approached in a van and was waving. Then he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into the tent, our tables, volunteers said.
Afterward, he made obscene gestures before leaving.
The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to the scene after receiving reports of a dispute.
There were no online court records posted for Timm on Sunday morning, so it wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.
Jail records show he was still in custody Sunday morning.
The heavily redacted arrest report didn’t offer a motive for the Saturday incident and didn’t reveal Timm’s political affiliations.
Records from Arizona showed Timm registered to vote in 2011 as a “non-partisan.” Florida records showed no voter registration information for him.
No one on Monday answered a phone number listed on the arrest report.
Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older. There were no injuries.
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