A Sunrise man is facing a federal charge of mailing a threatening communication to the home of the family of David Hogg, a Parkland shooting survivor and one of the most visible activists in the March for Our Lives movement.
Warren Stanley Bond, 78, is accused of mailing a letter to Rebecca Boldrick, Hogg’s mother, at their Parkland home in June. Bond also agreed to a Risk Protection Order in November from the same incident. The order is one of the changes in law made after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that allows law enforcement to remove firearms from someone who is a threat to themselves or others.
The petition for the RPO states that on June 25, Boldrick and her husband called the Broward Sheriff’s Office to report getting a threatening letter in the mail. According to the report, it was a white, self-adhesive envelope addressed to Boldrick. There was no return address on it. Inside the envelope, Boldrick discovered a white letter-size sheet of paper with ten words typed in large black font. The warning read, "Keep F____ with the NRA and you will be DOA."
David Hogg has been interviewed on local and national television news as well as appearing in many publications advocating for gun control measures following the February 14 shooting at his high school.
The report says a BSO detective and a Postal Inspector focused their investigation on Bond and when questioned, Bond admitted he sent the letter, according to the petition for the RPO. The report says he told the investigators, "Yep! That is exactly what I told her, and you know what, I believe it today."
The RPO petition lists that Bond has a concealed weapons permit in Florida and owns a firearm. But it isn’t clear from court documents if that weapon was confiscated. He reportedly told investigators he had been a member of the NRA but recently canceled his membership.
Bond was arrested Thursday and appeared in federal court. He has no prior history of arrests. He faces the possibility of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the charge.
He is scheduled to appear in court again Friday and has told the federal court he plans to hire an attorney.
Boldrick told NBC 6 that she’s pleased that Bond was arrested and is currently being held without bond.
"I am relieved he was caught. There should be consequences when you threaten to kill someone," Boldrick said in a text message.
The Hogg home was also targeted in a "swatting" incident in June, where a 911 call is falsely placed to get police to respond to the home.