Harrison William Prescott Floyd III, a Trump supporter, has been indicted for allegedly harassing an election worker in Fulton County, Georgia. However, this is not his first run-in with the law. Earlier this year, Floyd was charged with attacking an FBI agent who was working on the Justice Department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Floyd’s arrest sheds light on the extent of the federal probe led by special counsel Jack Smith, who has also charged former President Donald Trump for allegedly obstructing Joe Biden’s victory. Floyd’s involvement in both cases could complicate any bail agreement for him in Fulton County.
Floyd, a little-known figure, had played a role in Trump’s 2020 campaign outreach to Black voters. He was charged in Georgia with racketeering, conspiracy to solicit false statements, and influencing witnesses. These charges were filed in connection with his alleged efforts, alongside a publicist and a preacher, to pressure a local election worker named Ruby Freeman into falsely confessing to election crimes. Freeman had been targeted by Trump and his supporters with repeated lies following the 2020 election. Floyd’s previous involvement in Trump’s campaign and his subsequent actions make him a significant figure in the ongoing investigations into election fraud.
In February, when FBI agents went to Floyd’s apartment in Maryland to serve a grand jury subpoena, Floyd allegedly attacked one of the agents. He was subsequently arrested and charged by federal authorities. The affidavit filed in the case details Floyd’s aggressive behavior towards the agents and his refusal to accept the subpoena. Floyd’s actions during this incident, along with his involvement in the Georgia case, provide further evidence of his alleged attempts to interfere with the election results. The federal investigation, led by special counsel Jack Smith, aims to uncover the truth behind Trump and his supporters’ efforts to undermine the 2020 election and potentially bring them to justice.