KINGWOOD, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE: 5/1/19 3:10 P.M.
An armed Missouri man accused of threatening President Donald Trump during a traffic stop in West Virginia has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Eric Leonardo Charron, 42, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Preston County Magistrate Court to reckless driving and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He was given credit for 36 days served.
The West Virginia State Police say Charron was going 130 mph on Interstate 68 when he was pulled over on March 27.
According to a criminal complain in Preston County Magistrate Court, 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 said a vehicle search turned up a handgun, ammunition and gunpowder.
The highway was shut down for several hours because of the incident.
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UPDATE: 3/28/19 2:30 P.M.
The man detained Wednesday after an incident on Interstate 68 in Preston County that backed up traffic for hours has been charged.
According to a criminal complaint, Eric Charron, 42, of Kansas City, Missouri is charged with reckless driving and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, Charron was clocked by law enforcement driving 130 mph in a black Mazda 6. West Virginia State Police conducted a traffic stop near mile-marker 30 in the eastbound lanes.
According to the complaint, when a trooper spoke to Charron, he allegedly said he was on his way to the White House.
He reportedly told the trooper that he was invited to dinner by President Donald Trump and was running late and that he that he had to go to the Pentagon and meet with the leader of the Army to return a phone.
Charron also told the trooper he had a 9mm gun inside the trunk of his car.
When asked by the trooper if he had any explosives in the car, he replied "not a whole lot."
Charron then told the trooper that he wanted to give the explosives and handgun to President Trump.
According to the criminal complaint, Charron admitted to recently smoking methamphetamine.
Troopers found a 9mm handgun, 300 rounds of ammunition and gunpowder in the trunk of his car, along with handwritten manuscripts from Charron ranging from time travel, levitating watercraft and mythical creatures such as the Chupacabra.
UPDATE: 03/28/19 10:15 A.M.
A man was detained on Wednesday for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump and blow up the Pentagon after he was pulled over by police for going over 130 mph on Interstate 68 in Preston County, authorities said.
A news release from the West Virginia State Police said K-9s initially detected explosives but none was found during a search of the vehicle.
State Police said Trooper First Class D. W. Satterfield pulled over the gray sedan with Missouri licenses plates about 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 30.
Satterfield said the 42-year-old driver appeared to be confused and his statements led him to think an explosive device could have been in the man's car.
The driver was then detained and all lanes on I-68 were shutdown for "safety concerns."
Three explosives-detecting dogs were brought to the scene, and according to the release all three indicated a presence of explosive materials were in the car.
West Virginia state police Explosives Response Team members then conducted their own search but found no explosives were found.
The incident shut down I-68 and tied up traffic for several hours.
ORIGINAL STORY 3/27/19
Authorities in West Virginia have detained a man for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump and blow up the Pentagon.
The incident began unfolding about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after authorities pulled over a 42-year-old man for speeding on Interstate 68 in Preston County.
According to West Virginia State Police Capt. Shallon Oglesby, that's when troopers searching his vehicle found a firearm and black powder.
No other information about the man or the alleged threats has been released.
The West Virginia State Police, the FBI and the Secret Service are investigating.
The highways was closed for several hours, creating major traffic backups.