24 year-old Cameron James Stout (left), and President Obama (right). (AP Photos)
A Missouri man was charged in federal court after threatening to assassinate President Obama during several conversations with an informant and an undercover FBI agent posing as a White supremacist, prosecutors said.
Cameron James Stout, 24, was charged in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Mo., March 17 and remains in federal custody.
The confidential informant, a former Aryan Nation member, informed a Morgan County, Missouri sheriff’s deputy that Stout had solicited him on March 12 for a rifle and assistance in his plan to shoot the president in the next few weeks, according to an affidavit attached to the criminal complaint.
Stout had drawn diagrams of Washington, D.C., including possible shooting locations from which he could take out the president at the White House or at a church the Obamas visit, according to the affidavit. He had done the research on his home computer, he said.
The would-be assassin later told the informant that he had recouped a .270-caliber Weatherby rifle with a high-powered scope that he had loaned to another person and it would be the weapon used for his intended crime.
On the morning of March 17, Stout again met with the informant and with an undercover law enforcement officer purporting to be the confidential informant’s superior in the Aryan Nation—someone Stout believed would facilitate his plans. This time, he told the pair, he intended to kill the president during his next visit to Kansas City. Stout allegedly stated that he was a competent shot up to 200 yards.
A detention hearing for the Dover, Mo., man was set for March 19.