Weapons Found In Home Of Ex-Cop Charged In Capitol Attack - 2021-07-01
While some people charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol have shown remorse for their actions and taken plea deals, Thomas Robertson has posted defiant messages on social media and, according to court records, defied a judge's order to amass an arsenal of weapons. The former Rocky Mount, Virginia, police officer who stormed the Capitol with his cop buddy and posted a photograph of them inside the building on Instagram was arrested Jan. 13 and released on several conditions, one of which was not to possess firearms. But when FBI agents searched Robertson's home on Tuesday they found a loaded M4 rifle, large amounts of ammunition, and a partially assembled pipe bomb, according to a court document filed Wednesday.
FBI Items found in Robertson's home on Tuesday
The search came after the FBI reviewed emails in Robertson's Yahoo account that led to records from Gunbroker.com. The records showed that Robertson had ordered 34 weapons from the website, "transporting them in interstate commerce while under felony indictment" after he was indicted on felony charges in January.