Former Senate Candidate Who Claimed To Drink Goat’s Blood Arrested In Florida
Avowed white nationalist and one-time Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus was arrested in Florida on Monday on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The 36-year-old — who was a featured speaker at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 — was taken into custody by the Brevard County Sheriff's fugitive unit and is being held without bond.
Invictus reportedly had been under surveillance since Christmas day, after authorities in South Carolina notified Florida officials that he was likely in the area.
In 2016, Invictus mounted a Senate bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, but failed to capture the Florida Libertarian Party nomination.
It was during this time that Invictus garnered national attention for claiming to have killed a goat and drank its blood during a pagan ritual.
He would later speak at the deadly alt-right rally in Charlottesville, organized by fellow white nationalist Richard Spencer, where Heather Heyer was killed when a rally-goer drove his vehicle into the crowd of counterprotesters.
The Sentinel noted that Spencer “credited Invictus with drafting the core tenets behind the rally.”