Moore Man Arrested, Accused Of Targeting Former President & Government Officials On Parler

Tuesday, February 9th 2021, 10:44 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill

A Moore man is accused of using social media to threaten former presidents, sitting senators, and supreme court justices.

Investigators said he also threatened their families.

In a stack of documents recently filed, Michael Houck of Moore is accused of threatening a number of officials in the days leading up to and after the Capitol insurrection.

According to federal court documents, during late December and early January Houck took to Parler where investigators said he made a string of threats targeting lawmakers. One post aimed at Senator James Lankford read, "Better keep your family close James."

The FBI said Houck also threatened former President G.W. Bush writing "GWB is a dead man...we will find you georgie boy."

A separate post mentions the grandchildren of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, and in another investigators said Houck threatened to kill Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Then on January 6, the day of the Capitol insurrection the FBI said Houck wrote on Parler "All of these criminals must be taken out by the people and we should start with their families. Start with what is most important to them…"

After Moore police identified the posts, documents show they tipped off the FBI. From there both agencies went to Houck's home in Moore and arrested him.

Inside his house the FBI said it recovered multiple firearms, thousands of rounds in ammo, and cash.

News 9 reached out to Houck's attorney; she was not available for comment.

A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon.