ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Daniel Mock, 33, of Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared in federal court in Albuquerque today for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint charging him with posting messages on Facebook threatening to kill the Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and law enforcement officers, in violation of federal law.
The criminal complaint charges Mock with allegedly transmitting threatening communications in interstate or foreign commerce. According to the complaint, Mock allegedly posted threatening messages to the governor’s Facebook page on Mar. 2 and Mar. 13.
Mock’s girlfriend told investigators he didn’t mean to threaten anyone and was just “blowing off steam”.
Mock is currently in custody pending a detention hearing on Friday. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted