According to Judd, one of Patrick’s posts said, “I can tell it seems I will be sacrificing my life for my country. But I am ready and will know who needs to be killed.”
Judd said deputies took Patrick into custody within five hours of when they were tipped off about the posts.
According to deputies, Patrick also made references to a sniper rifle, arrangements for his dogs to be taken care of and supplies in a tunnel under his home. Deputies said Patrick did not have a tunnel under his home.
“It is all I think about night and day. I even wake up in the middle of the night, most nights, thinking about it,” one post said, according to deputies.
Deputies said his Facebook page also contained photos of weapons and ammunition.
According to deputies, when Patrick was arrested, he said he just wanted to annoy liberals by making "crazy statements" and that he had no intention of carrying out the threats.
Patrick was arrested in 2009 for simple battery, deputies said.
He is being held in the Polk County Jail on $500,000 bond.
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