STOVER, MO (KPLR) - The father of a Missouri man accused of threatening President Obama is defending his son. Cameron James Stout is in federal custody after authorities in Morgan County turned their investigation over to the Secret Service.
The case started when a confidential informant with ties to a white supremacy group contacted authorities. Authorities say the informant said Stout was serious about shooting President Obama. Authorities have audio recordings of the threats.
Court documents allege Stout said, “I could kill the President of the United States and then we storm Washington, and then we take over the country that our forefathers created.”
Stout is also accused of saying, “I know that it can happen and I know that I can get away with it, but I know that it needs to be executed in a certain way.”
Stout’s father, who asked not be named, said his son has a problem with alcohol and does not believe his son was serious about the threats. The father believes the informant set up his son.
“My son is not a white supremacist,” said the father.
Federal documents allege Stout drew diagrams and charted wind conditions while seeking a high powered rifle to shoot the president. Court documents say Stout scouted locations in Washington D.C. where he could stand and shoot the President.
The confidential informant also told authorities Stout thought about shooting President Obama during a January visit to Kansas.
Stout is due in federal court Thursday for a detention hearing. He lives with his father in Stover, Mo.