The man FBI agents have arrested for sending at least a dozen parcel bombs to public figures critical of President Donald Trump has multiple criminal charges on his record from previous arrests.
Two federal officers named the suspect as Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old Florida resident who was arrested in Plantation, Florida, early Friday on suspicion of sending parcels containing pipe bombs to high-ranking Democratic officials and advocates, including former President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and actor Robert De Niro.
According to records, Sayoc is a registered Republican and has been charged with multiple crimes from 1991-2015. Some of these charges were dropped or dismissed, while others led to convictions.
According to a background check, his previous arrest records include:
- Charges of possessing or selling methamphetamines and testosterone
- Charges of petit theft under 300 dollars
- Charges of retail theft
- Charges of grand theft in the third degree
- Charge of battery
- Charge of withholding evidence
- Charge of a fraudulent refund
Sayoc has also been charged in multiple driving-related crimes, from driving on a suspended license, possessing a fake driver’s license, and miscellaneous traffic and registration charges.
Reuters has also reported that he was accused of making a bomb threat.
The case is currently ongoing. The arrest records, obtained through a background check by an IJR employee via MyLife.com, have since been removed. Screenshots can be seen below: