Gregory William Loel Timm, 27, appeared before a Duval County judge Sunday afternoon.
He’s accused of driving a van into tent full of Trump supporters during a Republican voter registration event yesterday in at Walmart in Jacksonville, Fla.
Per First Coast News, the man arrested Saturday after reportedly crashing a van into the tent of a Republican voter group was training to become a sound engineer on the First Coast, according to the president of the Jacksonville branch of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Susan Phillips, President of the Jacksonville branch of I.A.T.S.E. Local 115, told First Coast News that Gregory William Loel Timm, 27, had recently joined the union.
Phillips said he went by “William,” and that he was hired at ASM Global, an international venue management and services company.
According to Phillips, Timm had just been hired at ASM (formerly known as SMG) and was training to become a sound engineer. First Coast News has reached out to ASM Global for a statement. We are still waiting for a response.
Saul Lucio, Business Agent for the Jacksonville branch of I.A.T.S.E. Local 115, said about 650 people are affiliated with their group. It is a referral service for employees and only about 100 or so people are members.
Lucio said Timm isn’t a member of the group but was referred to work and became affiliated with them in March of 2019.
Phillips said union members immediately recognized Timm’s van and mugshot from the pictures provided by witnesses and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
“We are just horrified,” Phillips said over the phone.
She said Timm was immediately suspended from the union, and that the union will provide a full statement on the matter. She added that he will not be granted I.A.T.S.E. union membership in the future.
Timm faces multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years of age or older, one count of criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. He is expected to appear in court Sunday.
Gregory William Loel Timm, 27, appeared before a Duval County judge Sunday afternoon. He's accused of driving a van into a Republican voter registration event yesterday in at Walmart in Jacksonville, Fla. #TrumpSupportersAttacked #TrumpSupporters MORE: https://t.co/2ANwpGaYBh pic.twitter.com/NnDtLqFiNE
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