CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist has been indicted on additional charges related to a dispute he was having last year with an unidentified person on a messaging app.

Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has remained in federal custody since he pleaded not guilty to using the Telegram messaging app last year to threaten to rape the wife of the person he was having a dispute with. He also threatened to publish the person’s personal information on the internet.

Cantwell was initially charged with extortion and sending interstate threats. But on July 8, he was indicted on additional charges of cyberstalking and threatening to injure property or reputation.

His lawyer, Jeff Levin, had no comment on the additional charges.

Cantwell pleaded guilty in 2018 to assault after he was accused of using pepper spray against two counter-protesters during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Cantwell, who has hosted self-produced radio shows, also has history of posting threatening messages over social media.

Cantwell has requested to be released on bail. A hearing, via video conference, is scheduled for July 24.

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Comments (4)
  1. sara Elkins says:

    Hope he does not get out on bail like so many white people are allowed to do. He has no common sense and he will be back on social media threatening people again.

  2. 1776blues says:

    Sara, you’re misinformed. In many cities bail reform is allowing people who engaged in the riots to get out on cashless bail. Most are non-white. Do you know what happened in this exchange online. Do you know what the other party did? What do you mean he has no common sense? If rapists, burglars, and other perps of violent crime can get out without posting bail, then surely words written online would qualify under the no cash bail.

    The alleged victim never filed a complaint! He posted it online and anti-white FBI officials took action. Today only non-whites have rights to express pride in their race or nationality ie; black or brown power but heaven forbid a white person express the same or similar. Minorities are being led by the nose in this war on the majority. White privilege, white supremacy are myths made up by the ADL and SPLC.

    1. Ron VonGretch says:

      The victim doesn’t need file a complaint if it’s shown that the person has engaged in stalking and threatening behavior. White Supremacy and white priviledge are not myths, but a reality. White men would like to pretend that they are the most discriminated people on the face of the earth. They feel this way only because they’re not able to get away with much of the activity they did at one time without repercussions. I actually feel that I do get white priviledge. When I’m stopped by the police, I don’t always remember to put my hands where they can be seen. I’ve never been dragged out of my truck by the police even when I have asked why I was stopped.

  3. Beyo says:

    Hope he rots in jail.

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