• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Trump to surrender to Fulton County authorities in Georgia 2020 election case

Trump to surrender to Fulton County authorities in Georgia 2020 election case

Harrison Floyd.
Harrison Floyd. From Harrison Floyd/LinkedIn

Harrison Floyd, the leader of Black Voices for Trump who was charged in the Georgia election subversion case, has surrendered at the Fulton County jail. 

The Fulton County sheriff confirmed in a statement that Floyd is “in custody” at the local jail after turning himself in without a bond agreement in hand.

“While Mr. Meadows had previously negotiated his bond agreement and has been released, Mr. Floyd did not and, therefore, is in custody at the Fulton County Jail,” the statement said, referring to Mark Meadows’ earlier surrender and quick release from the facility.

Floyd is the first defendant in the case to surrender without a bond deal with prosecutors. Securing a deal before entering the jail allows a defendant to be swiftly released after booking.

Floyd is expected to appear before Judge Scott McAfee for his first appearance and bond hearing, court officials tell CNN. The hearing could be scheduled in the next 24 hours.

District Attorney Fani Willis charged Floyd with three state crimes: Violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law, influencing a witness, and conspiring to solicit false statements.

Prosecutors say Floyd participated in a plot to pressure an Atlanta worker into falsely admitting that she committed massive fraud against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

According to court filings, Floyd arranged a meeting between Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman and Trevian Kutti, a publicist who pressured Freeman to falsely admit to voter fraud.

Floyd is also facing a simple assault charge in a separate case for allegedly assaulting an FBI agent who came to serve him a subpoena to testify before a federal grand jury in Washington, DC.

In that case, Floyd is alleged to have threatened two FBI agents who served him the subpoena at his apartment in Rockville, Maryland, on February 23 by running after them and “striking” one agent “chest to chest.”

CNN’s Holmes Lybrand contributed reporting to this post.

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