Grapevine Man Under House Arrest While Awaiting Trial In Capitol Attack Charges
Larry Brock Jr., the Grapevine man arrested in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol, was released from custody Thursday while he awaits trial.
According to WFAA, Brock appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The judge said Brock would be confined to his home and have to wear an ankle monitor. He also must surrender his weapons.
Sunday, the FBI arrested Brock in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The agency has been seeking the public's help to identify suspects from the insurrection via photos circulating widely on social media.
Brock was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The #FBI is still seeking information to help identify individuals who actively instigated violence on January 6 in Washington, D.C. Visit https://t.co/h36NpdxbEh to see images from current cases, and if you see someone you recognize, submit a tip at https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH. pic.twitter.com/cGgWNeywIc— FBI (@FBI) January 10, 2021
He was fired from his job at Hillwood Airways in Fort Worth after photos surfaced of him on the Senate floor wearing a helmet, tactical vest and camouflaged jacket. In the photos, Brock is also holding a white flex cuff, which the FBI says is used by law enforcement to restrain people.
The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow published an interview Saturday where Brock confirmed it was him in the photos and that he participated in Wednesday's events.
Brock told Farrow he's a patriot who backs President Trump and believed that the election was stolen. His family members say white supremacist views influenced his actions.
The FBI said Brock turned himself in to Grapevine police Sunday.
A Nashville, Tennessee man was also arrested today in connection with events at the Capitol.
Eric Gavelek Munchel was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Photos of Munchel appear to show him carrying zip ties and an item in a holster on his right hip.
The FBI said in a statement these cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from U.S. Attorney’s offices in North Texas and Tennessee. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington, Dallas and Memphis Field Offices and the U.S. Capitol Police.
At least 16 others have been charged with federal crimes and dozens have been arrested in connection with the attack.
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