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Arthur Ray Hanson II is a name that has reverberated through the United States of America in the wrong way. The Alabama native is a staunch Trump supporter and has gotten in trouble with the law as proof of his loyalty.

The US general elections are around the corner. As many already know, controversial former president and billionaire businessman, Donald Trump, has declared his intention to run for a second tenure at the White House. However, he is currently going through some indictments and charges in US courts, which may hamper his ambition.

Trump, however, still has loyal supporters, despite his ordeal. The 2021 US Capitol attack is an indication that some of these supporters are ready to do anything to ensure their man stays or returns to power. Hanson is one of them and this is what we know about the Alabama man.

Arthur Ray Hanson II biography

Arthur Ray Hanson was born in 1965 in the United States of America.

Arthur Ray Hanson II Alabama

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Hanson is an American man from Huntsville, Alabama. He is a strong supporter of the former U.S. president, Donald Trump. According to reports, he (Hanson) threatened both Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, and Fulton County Sheriff, Pat Labat, in separate voicemails on August 6, 2023. Hanson threatened Willis because she intended to charge Trump with his fourth criminal indictment. He also threatened Labat because he spoke to several media outlets about Trump potentially taking a mugshot on August 6, 2023, the day the voicemails were allegedly made.

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“When you charge Trump on that fourth indictment, anytime you’re alone, be looking over your shoulder,” Hanson said in an alleged voicemail to Willis.

To Labat, Hanson said in the voicemail: “If you think you gonna take a mug shot of my President Donald Trump and it’s gonna be OK, you gonna find out that after you take that mugshot, some bad sh–’s probably gonna happen to you.”

He also allegedly said Labat would “get hurt real bad” and Willis should “watch it when you’re going to the car at night”.

Eight days later, Trump, who surrendered in Georgia, and 18 others were indicted on Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization charges (RICO). The charges also claimed that Trump and his co-conspirators were involved in a plan to overthrow the 2020 election.

Undeterred by Hanson’s threat, Labat went ahead to take a mugshot of Trump, which went viral.

What happened to Arthur Ray Hanson II?

Hanson was indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. state of Atlanta on charges of transmitting interstate threats to injure Willis and Labat. He had made his initial appearance in a federal court in Huntsville on October 25, 2023, and was formally arraigned in Atlanta on November 13, 2023.

“Sending interstate threats to physically harm prosecutors and law enforcement officers is a vile act intended to interfere with the administration of justice and intimidate individuals who accept a solemn duty to protect and safeguard the rights of citizens,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan.

“When someone threatens to harm public servants for doing their jobs to enforce our criminal laws, it potentially weakens the very foundation of our society. Our office will labour tirelessly with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to help ensure that law enforcement officials are free to serve our communities without the threat of physical attack.”

“Threats against public servants are not only illegal but also a threat against our democratic process,” said Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Atlanta.  “The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. We take this responsibility very seriously and seek to punish those who engage in this type of criminal behaviour, and to send the message that such conduct will not be tolerated.”

Assistant U.S. attorneys, Bret R. Hobson and Brent Alan Gray, prosecuted the case.

Arthur Ray Hanson II family

Information about Hanson’s family is unavailable for now.

Arthur Ray Hanson II age

Hanson was 59 years old when he was indicted.

Arthur Ray Hanson II now

Hanson remains charged with two counts of transmitting interstate threats as of the time of writing this article. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is still investigating his case.

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