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Memphian arrested for threatening President Obama

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Darrin Young of Memphis was arrested by federal authorities and charged in a criminal complaint with threatening the life of President Barack Obama.

Investigators first became aware of the threat while listening to phone conversations between the 39-year-old Young, also known as Darrin Fleming, and Tabitha Gentry.

Gentry has been incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail since March 2013 on charges of theft of property over $250,000 and assaulting two police officers.

READ: Federal criminal complaint against Darrin Young

On or about July 11, 2013, a conversation was recorded between Young and Gentry. The complaint alleges that Young stated they are going to "burn" Barack Obama; that they are going to "kill" him (President Obama); and that they are going to "murk" him (President Obama) and the Justice Department. Murk is street slang for murder.

Young is in custody awaiting an initial appearance.

Gentry, who said she's a member of the Moorish American National Republic, a sovereign group that does not recognize federal or state laws, was most recently held in contempt of court after she lashed out against the judge during a hearing in Shelby County court. She is due back in court Aug. 5.

She also yelled at a judge during her initial arraignment in March.

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