Nazi Rally Organizer And 2016 Senate Candidate Busted On Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, And Gun Charges

The Miami Herald reports:

Ex-Florida Senate candidate and white nationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been arrested on an out-of-county warrant on charges of kidnapping, “high and aggravated” domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Invictus, who campaigned as a libertarian in a 2016 Senate run and later headlined the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., was arrested Monday in Brevard County on a warrant out of the Rockhill Police Department in South Carolina. The police report describes him as an “out of state fugitive.”

The Hill reports:

Augustus Sol Invictus, who was born Austin Gillespie but legally changed his name, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant from the Rockville, S.C., Police Department on charges of kidnapping, “high and aggravated” domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Florida officials have had Invictus under surveillance since South Carolina authorities notified them on Christmas that they believed he was in the area. The Brevard County Sheriff’s fugitive unit took him into custody without incident after he left a gym, according to The Associated Press.

In 2016 Invictus unsuccessfully ran for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) seat as the Libertarian Party’s nomination. He identifies as a pagan and drew national attention during the campaign when he claimed to have killed a goat and drank its blood as part of a ritual.