Trump co-defendant Harrison Floyd to remain detained until bond is set

August 25, 2023

Trump co-defendant Harrison Floyd will remain held behind bars on charges related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, according to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee.

Speaking with reporters Friday afternoon, McAfee chalked up earlier reports of a hearing for Floyd to “confusion,” adding, “We don’t have him” on the docket.

As of Friday morning, all 19 co-defendants in the case, including former President Trump, have turned themselves in and had their mug shots taken.

Unlike the other 18 co-defendants indicted in the case, Floyd has been held in custody since his surrender Thursday afternoon at Fulton County Jail, as he had not posted bond.

Floyd is associated with the organization Black Voices for Trump. He joined a meeting by phone with entertainment publicist Trevian Kutti, a co-defendant who turned herself in Friday morning, during which the pair spoke with election worker Ruby Freeman. 

Freeman, along with her daughter and fellow election worker Shaye Moss, had received numerous threats after being targeted by Trump and his then-attorney Rudy Giuliani by baselessly claiming the pair were counting fake mail-in ballots. Those claims have been refuted repeatedly by local and federal officials, and in a July court filing Giuliani—a co-defendant who surrendered on Wednesday—admitted that he had told lies about Freeman and Moss.

Along with racketeering, with which all 19 co-defendants are charged, Floyd faces two additional criminal counts: conspiracy to commit solicitation of false statements and writings, and influencing witnesses.

Earlier this year, Floyd was also charged with attacking an FBI agent working on the Special Counsel Jack Smith’s federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

On Thursday evening, Trump surrendered at Fulton Count Jail related to 13 criminal counts in the Georgia-based case, and like all the other co-defendants he had his mug shot taken.

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