Richard Trask appeared in a Kalamazoo court Monday and was released. Online records show the alleged offense occurred Sunday.
The court file doesn’t list a defense attorney yet, according to the clerk’s office.
“In accordance with FBI policy, the incident is subject to internal review, and I cannot comment further at this time,” Detroit FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider said.
Trask has provided details in federal court about an alleged scheme to kidnap Whitmer in retaliation for her orders last year meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. One man has pleaded guilty and roughly a dozen others are awaiting trial.