A 75-year-old man has been arrested on #hatecrime
charges after #Gainesvillepolice
say he threatened to #lynch
of the #AlachuaCounty #NAACPchapter
, listed as a homeless Gainesville man, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for two counts of aggravated stalking, according to jail and court records. In November 2016, police say, Wadford called NAACP President #EvelynFoxx
six times from Nov. 9, 2016 to Nov. 21, 2016. He said he was with the #KuKluxKlan
and was going to her house to lynch her, according to a sworn complaint from the Gainesville Police Department filed Dec. 30, 2016.
The affidavit says that, during these calls, Wadford threatened Foxx by stating, “I’m going to hang your (racial slur) ass.”
Out of fear following the threats, police say, Foxx went out of state to live with #family
for a few weeks. Then she lived out of the county when she returned to Florida because she was afraid of staying at her home.
A witness told police Wadford was very racist and has a lot of “#hate
in his heart.”
The witness said that Wadford collects knives and machetes and has spoken about “going out in a blaze of glory.”
Wadford has an extensive criminal history in #Florida
, according to the affidavit. His charges include multiple counts of cocaine and narcotics possessions and sales, weapons possession and “maiming.”
The Sun has reached out to Foxx for comment. She had not yet returned The Sun’s calls as of Friday morning.
An email from GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias says that on July 3, 2017, someone threw a Confederate flag in her front yard. The person or people who did that have not been identified.
Wadford, who was wanted for the threats, was spotted by a police detective in downtown Gainesville and arrested. His bail was set at $500,000. #foodforthought #rbg #problack #panafrican #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful #blackboyjoy #blackmenrock #blackgirlrock #blackwomenrock