USA v. Carpenter III, Jack Eugene
Tipton, MI

Jack Eugene Carpenter, III was charged in a criminal complaint with using Twitter to threaten to kill Jewish government officials in Michigan. According to the criminal complaint, in February 2023, Carpenter using Twitter while located in Texas, made threats against Jewish government officials in Michigan. One post read, in part: "I'm heading back to Michigan now threatening to carry out the punishment of death to anyone that is jewish in the Michigan govt if they don't leave, or confess." Carpenter continued his threats of violence in a second post, which read, in part: "I'll be coming back to Michigan, still driving with expired plates. You may want to let everyone know, and Wayne County sheriff as well, any attempt to subdue me will be met with deadly force in self-defense." Carpenter allegedly had three 9 mm semi-automatic pistols registered to him, and that he was under investigation by the Michigan State Police for stealing a fourth pistol. It is also alleged that Carpenter also owned a shotgun and two hunting rifles in addition to the pistols. He was originally arrested by federal agents in Texas where he appeared in federal court in February 2023. After his hearing in Texas, Carpenter was transported in custody to Detroit. The United States has requested that Carpenter be detained pending trial.