Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Tharin Gartrell is a suspected conspirator in a plot to kill presidential candidate Barack Obama. The 28-year-old convicted felon was pulled over for drunk driving at a traffic stop in Aurora, Colorado, which is 25 minutes from Denver, where police discovered that he had several outstanding warrants for arrest along with two sniper rifles, a bullet proof vest, and drugs. He later led them to the Cherry Creek Hotel where an accomplice, Shawn Robert Adolf, tried to escape by jumping out of a sixth floor window and broke his ankle.
During interviews with the Secret Service, Tharin Gartrell and his two other accomplices made statements that indicated a possible threat to Obama. Their connection to a white supremacist biker gang, the Sons of Silence, was also suspicious. However, his MySpace profile, under the name Tharin Roberts, presents a different side to his story, making him look like an ordinary person. It says he's a DJ in Denver who likes training in different fighting styles, skateboarding, and writing music. He doesn't watch TV except for UFC, but he does like movies like "The Lord of the Rings" and "Assassins."
Revealingly, Tharin Gartrell's friend, Shawn, has a MySpace page with the quote: "jump up and smash a goomba......fuck that give me fire power" although the rest of his profile is set to private. "Goomba" being a derogatory term for Italian Americans.
Tharin Gartrell Photo Gallery
Tharin Gartrell Mug Shot
Tharin Gartrell (Natural Look)
Tharin Gartrell Relaxes
Tharin Gartrell in DJ Mode