A man from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been arrested after he reportedly threatened to murder a U.S. Congressman.
Wallace Grove Godwin, 69, visited the Virginia Beach office of U.S. Representative Scott Taylor yesterday. After becoming frustrated with a discussion about marijuana policy, Godwin reportedly threatened a staff member and the Congressman, saying, “Scott is having an event this Saturday. I am going to get my shotgun and do something about this. I will just handle this myself.” Godwin then pointed at two staffers in the room and stated, “You two are next.”
These follow two other aggressive incidents that have involved Godwin over the past few years. Godwin has been charged with threatening to murder and assault a United States official, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, if convicted.