Council Bluffs, Iowa: 25-year-old Kuachua Brillion Xiong of Sacramento, California was arrested in Iowa on December, 21 by Cass County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Tyler Shiels after he was found to be "driving aggressively, weaving in and out of traffic, and speeding on Interstate 80 east."
It was noted that the vehicle appeared very "lived in" and when asked about his destination, Xiong told officers that he was heading to Washington D.C., allegedly to take pictures of the White House.
When questioned further about his reasons for the trip, Xiong, according to the affidavit, said that he was traveling to see things because it is unknown how long he has here on earth, and stated that getting a hotel would not be necessary for the trip.
The affidavit goes on to say "Xiong began to attempt to control the conversation and began talking about his disapproval for government due to the sex abuse of children, some of which that had occurred by President Biden. Xiong made several statements to the extent that this type of behavior had to be dealt with."
Due to suspicions raised from his comments, Sgt. Shiels asked for, and was granted consent to search his vehicle.
Inside of his vehicle, officers located "what appeared to be an AR-15 style rifle, loaded magazines, boxes of ammunition and several items of body armor and medical kits."
It was at that point that Sgt. Shiels asked for back-up.
When Officer Wendt of the Adair Iowa Police Department arrived, he reportedly located money inside the vehicle "ear marked" for Xiong's funeral expenses.
While Xiong told officers that he was not suicidal, Sgt. Shiels explained that, out of concern for his wellbeing, he wanted to take him to the Sheriff's Office to speak with someone about his situation. Xiong willingly complied.
U.S. Secret Service Agent Justin Larson and Special Agent Scott Nelson interviewed Xiong at the Cass County Sheriff's Office.
Xiong allegedly told them that he had been working in Merced, California as at a grocery store as a "'cover' until called upon by God to 'combat evil demons in the White House.'"
The affidavit states "Xiong believes that he is the only person remaining who can free the United States of evil and it is necessary for him to kill those in positions of power" including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Mark Zuckerberg.
Xiong expressed that he had no intention to stop and would "do whatever it takes" to follow through with his plans. He reportedly stated that he had no intention of returning to California to see his family there because he would be "dying while fighting evil demons at the White House."
Xiong has been charged with making threats against a former U.S. President.
He is scheduled to be back in court on January 5 at 11:00 am for preliminary and detention hearings.
It was during his initial appearance in court on December 27 that U.S. Magistrate Stephen H. Locher ordered the criminal complaint to be unsealed on Wednesday, December 29 stating that the government had "not satisfied its burden of proving that the restriction of the right of public access is necessitated by a compelling government interest."