Police: Greenfield man posed as federal agent, made threats

MADISON COUNTY – A Greenfield man faces criminal charges in Madison County amid allegations he threatened an area hospital official over social media while posing as a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s security detail, according to court records.

Johnny W. Agee, 53, 15 W. Fifth St., Greenfield, was arrested recently and booked into the Madison County Jail on felony counts of impersonation and intimidation, records show.

Agee reportedly used a Twitter account to send threatening messages to the CEO of an Indianapolis hospital earlier this year. In the notes, Agee claimed to be a member of the security detail assigned to protect Pence, saying the position would keep him from being prosecuted for a crime, according to court documents.

The hospital official got a protective order against Agee, court documents state.

When Agee was informed of the protective order he went “ballistic,” according to police, and he visited the Madison County Courthouse to speak with the judge who issued the order, police said.

While there, he told staffers he could not be prohibited from contacting anyone because he was a member of the Secret Service, the FBI and the CIA, court documents state. He also made a series of threats to courthouse staff, saying he’d return with a gun, court documents state.

Agee posts on Twitter under the name *Spec*Agent Agee*, according to court documents.

He was booked into the Madison County Jail on Nov. 10, and he remains there on a $5,000 cash bond.

He faces one Level 6 felony count of impersonation of a public servant; one Level 6 felony count of intimidation; and one Class A misdemeanor of invasion of privacy.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.