Harrison Floyd surrenders in Georgia
Harrison William Prescott Floyd, a former leader of Black Voices for Trump and a co-defendant of former president Donald Trump in the Fulton County election interference case, surrendered to authorities in Georgia on Thursday. He was the last of the 18 co-defendants to turn himself in after a grand jury indicted them on charges of violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, as well as influencing a witness and conspiracy to commit solicitation of false statements.
Floyd, who also worked as a campaign employee for Trump in 2020, is accused of harassing an Atlanta area election worker in the weeks following the 2020 presidential election. He allegedly made threatening phone calls and sent intimidating text messages to the worker, who was involved in verifying signatures on absentee ballots. Floyd also allegedly tried to pressure the worker to recant his testimony in a lawsuit filed by Trump’s legal team, which sought to overturn the election results in Georgia.
Floyd denied bond by judge
Floyd did not have a bond agreement in place when he surrendered, meaning that the terms for his release had not been finalized. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail, where he spent the weekend in custody. On Friday, he appeared before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Emily Richardson, who denied him bond. Richardson determined that Floyd posed a flight risk as well as a risk to commit additional criminal felonies if released on bail.
Richardson said that Floyd’s bond “will be addressed”, but that full consideration falls on Georgia Judge Scott McAfee, who Floyd had previously been assigned to. Floyd told Richardson that he could not afford a private attorney, and that he should not be considered a flight risk, arguing that he “voluntarily” surrendered. He added: “There is no way I’m a flight risk; I showed up here before the president was here.”
Floyd posts bond after reaching agreement
On Tuesday, Floyd reached a bond agreement with prosecutors and posted $100,000 bail. He was released from jail after spending four days behind bars. As part of his bond conditions, he must wear an ankle monitor, surrender his passport, and have no contact with any witnesses or co-defendants in the case. He must also stay away from any polling locations or election offices.
Floyd is the only co-defendant in the case who has spent time in jail. Trump, who turned himself in on Thursday and was photographed for his mug shot, returned to New Jersey after posting a $200,000 bond. The other co-defendants, including Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows and attorney Rudy Giuliani, also posted bond and were released.
Floyd faces another charge for assaulting FBI agent
Floyd has another legal trouble pending against him. In May, he was charged with assault for attacking an FBI agent who served him a subpoena in the Department of Justice’s investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. According to court documents, Floyd punched the agent in the face and tried to grab his gun. He was arrested and released on a $25,000 bond.
The DOJ’s investigation is separate from the Fulton County case, which is led by District Attorney Fani Willis. Willis has said that she is pursuing the case as a matter of law and not politics. She has also said that she is prepared to take the case to trial if necessary.