White nationalist ex-Senate candidate arrested on kidnapping charge

A former Senate candidate and professed white nationalist was arrested in Florida on charges stemming from a warrant out of South Carolina accusing him of domestic violence, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, the Daily Mail reported.

Augustus Sol Invictus, a 36-year-old Orlando-based attorney, was arrested without incident near a shopping mall by Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies as an “out-of-state fugitive” after being under surveillance since Christmas when South Carolina issued the warrant for his arrest.

He is currently being held in jail without bond until a court hearing scheduled for Jan. 15.

Controversial character

Invictus gained a level of infamy when he launched a failed bid to run against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2016 as a Libertarian, but an incident during which he claimed to have slaughtered a goat and consumed its blood in a ritual ended up undermining his campaign.

He became a national pariah when he was a featured speaker at the controversial 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a protester was killed in violent clashes that erupted between Antifa, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis, and protesters on both sides of the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments in the area.

Though he has denied it, Invictus was credited by Charlottesville rally organizer and notorious white nationalist Richard Spencer as being a key inspiration and driving force behind that event, according to CBS News.

Criminal charges

As for the charges for which Invictus was recently arrested, The Daily Beast — citing police records it claimed to have obtained — reported that he was alleged to have kidnapped his wife at gunpoint in Rock Hill, South Carolina and forced her to travel with him across state lines to Jacksonville, Florida.

His wife claimed that he had placed a gun to her head in front of their children during the incident, though she is reported as having later escaped with the kids and fled back to South Carolina, where she filed a report with the police that led to the arrest warrant.

The warrant charged Invictus with aggravated domestic violence, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during a crime. Presumably, he will eventually be extradited back to South Carolina to face trial on those charges.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Invictus has been accused of violent behavior — though it may be the first time he has actually faced criminal charges for such.

Over the past several years, Invictus has been accused of threatening a roommate with a gun as well as battering and threatening former girlfriends, the Daily Beast noted.

It looks like justice will finally be served.

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