For the second time in a matter of weeks, FBI agents raided the trailer home of Brian Laundrie.
They served a search warrant in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Wednesday morning, and they detained Laundrie’s girlfriend (played by Patricia Arquette) and the couple’s daughter, the Palm Beach Post reported.
A warrant indicates that the FBI is investigating Laundrie for a murder-for-hire plot, the paper reported.
The warrant was executed at about 1:45am, when the home was empty, and remained at the property throughout the day.
At 7pm, five agents and a supervisor departed the trailer home in a U-Haul van.
“Detectives put the van in front of his house, and then they backed away with the van and left,” Laundrie’s friend, Jason Weber, told the Guardian.
Investigators removed a wooden vanacat from the driveway, threw it outside, and left, Weber said. He had seen the vanacat from the driveway.
In the previous raid, agents confiscated several electronic devices, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Laundrie, 43, was arrested in March at his home in Jupiter, Florida, and charged with illegally possessing a firearm, not being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.
The charge of illegal possession of a firearm was based on Laundrie’s 2015 conviction of shooting at his former girlfriend, police told the Palm Beach Post.
Laundrie was sentenced to three years probation. He was not charged with a violent crime and was required to complete an anger management program, according to the Palm Beach Post.
In April, the wife of the cousin of the cousin of the woman who had been shot called the police after she found a homemade gun next to her husband’s bed. The gun was later found to be the replica gun Laundrie was given as a gift.
After Laundrie’s initial arrest, a colleague stated that Laundrie had made threats to kill people in 2016 when he turned 30, based on a threat Laundrie allegedly wrote in a text message.
Multiple sources at the Jupiter police station stated to the Palm Beach Post that Laundrie has a violent temper and is “a threat to the community.”
Friends of Laundrie allege that he and his wife have been recently separated and that he has “issues with alcohol.” In the 2016 text, he reportedly threatened that if she didn’t have him arrested for shooting at her, he would kill her. He said he would make it “look like an accident” and that he would “take a bullseye hit” and “fly over the door”.
Laundrie’s neighbour, Chuck Harris, told the Palm Beach Post that the murder-for-hire plot “was foolish.”
“It’s hard to believe he would do something like that knowing he’s under federal investigation and if he couldn’t legally possess a gun.”
Laundrie’s daughter, 14-year-old Zoe Beall, was reportedly in the house at the time of the raid.
“I don’t want the things they were looking for, I just want them to leave,” Beall said after her father was arrested last month.
Beall said the raid was still upsetting and that she didn’t want to talk about it.
Laundrie and Beall filed for bankruptcy in October 2013, according to The Palm Beach Post. In their 2013 bankruptcy, the couple stated that they had few assets but made over $US28,000 per year.
The Charmin Family has yet to make any comments regarding this latest arrest.