KINGWOOD, W.Va. – A Missouri man who police say had a gun and was speeding to the White House has appeared in court after being accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia.
Forty-two-year-old Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, was arraigned Thursday on charges of reckless driving and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
State police say Charron was going 130 mph (209 kph) on Interstate 68 when he was pulled over Wednesday near Bruceton Mills.
A trooper said in a criminal complaint that Charron claimed to be running late to a dinner with Trump and also wanted "to meet with the leader of the Army to return a phone."
The trooper says a vehicle search turned up a handgun, 300 rounds of ammunition and gunpowder.