Army Reserve officer who threatened mosque set for hearing


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Army Reserve officer who left bacon at a North Carolina mosque and threatened to kill its members is expected to appear in court for the first time since he posted bail last month.

Hoke County Court scheduled a hearing for Russell Thomas Langford of Fayetteville for Wednesday morning.

Witnesses say on that on June 9, Langford made death threats to members of the mosque about 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville and later attempted to run over one of its members in his Chevrolet Tahoe.

Langford has been charged with ethnic intimidation, assault with a deadly weapon, going armed to the terror of the public, communicating threats, stalking and disorderly conduct.

Langford posted a $60,000 secured bond for his release the day following the incident and was placed under the control of his commander at Fort Bragg.

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