The judge told the Capitol riot suspect to remove his gun. The federal government says he bought another 34.


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  • The federal government said the capitol mob should be re-arrested after violating the release conditions.

  • The judge ordered Thomas Robertson not to carry a weapon awaiting trial.

  • Prosecutors say he bought 34 guns and had a partially constructed pipe bomb in his house.

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According to court documents, federal prosecutors said a former police officer and a suspected parliamentary riot bought 34 guns, carried an M4 carbine at home, and carried a partially assembled pipe bomb. He states that he violated the pretrial release conditions.

Thomas Robertson, a former officer of the Rocky Mount Police Department in Virginia, 1 out of 545 Has been Arrested and charged In connection with the previous January 6th riots. Washington post First reported the latest court submission.

Faced with four federal accusations, Robertson was released from prison in January. The judge agreed to release him awaiting trial, but one of the conditions was that he “does not carry guns, destructive devices, or other dangerous weapons,” court documents said. ..

However, just four days after Robertson’s release, authorities found eight guns in his Virginia residence, including Hawken Rifle and Smith and Wesson, following a motion to revoke Robertson’s release order.

Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey warned Robertson about his condition in court.

According to court records, the FBI obtained a search warrant to search Robertson’s Yahoo Mail, Venmo, and Gunbroker.com accounts, and found numerous transaction records and messages regarding gun purchases.

The FBI also searched Robertson’s home and “not only found evidence that Robertson had collected 34 firearms through the locals. [Federal Firearms License] At Roanoke, but the agent also discovered an M4 rifle, ammunition, and a partially assembled pipe bomb loaded at Robertson’s house. “

The FBI interviewed the owner of a tactical operation that identified Robertson as the purchaser of the gun. The owner told the FBI that Robertson couldn’t get a weapon because of his release conditions, but Robertson told him he was handling a gun just a week ago. The owner said the gun was still waiting for pickup.

Prosecutors argued that Robertson had violated his release terms and that his actions “endangered the public” and should be returned to prison prior to his trial.

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