The FBI is now investigating the case of a Florida man accused of making death threats against the family of a Purdue University superfan and cancer activist who died last week.
Update: We've continued to cooperate w/ the FBI & U.S. Attorney’s Office in this case, and today deputies arrested John Pinkham at the jail on a federal warrant. Inquiries on Pinkham’s federal charges should be directed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis. https://t.co/x3YUsrqmB5
— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) January 9, 2019
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that John Pinkham, 39, will be extradited to Indiana to face federal charges of intent to injure.
He was arrested Monday.
John Matthew Pinkham Arrested After Making Threats to Tyler Trent's Mother https://t.co/jhoKzbvAfl
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) January 8, 2019
Pinkham is accused of making multiple posts using an alias on 20-year-old Tyler Trent’s Facebook page after news of the former Purdue student’s death.
Authorities say the posts included threats of violence at a vigil at the West Lafayette, Indiana, school.
Chitwood says Pinkham denied sending the threats and blamed his girlfriend.
Trent’s battle with bone cancer drew national attention.
A lawyer for Pinkham isn’t listed.
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