Jan 6 Insurrectionist Arrested & Charged For DC Weapons Plot

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Florida resident Jeremy Brown — a former Special Forces soldier who once launched a campaign for Congress — has now become one of the latest individuals to be hit with federal criminal charges over their involvement in the Capitol riot. According to a webpage from the Justice Department, Brown was arrested on Thursday, and he is now charged with “Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “Knowingly and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of government business or official functions, [engaging] in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds.”

Brown ended up driving an RV which he referred to as “Ground Force One” to D.C. around the time of the riot. As shared by reporter Scott MacFarlane, Brown is also said to have “carried zip ties attached to his belt, as well as a radio, surgical trauma shears… tactical gear.” In other words, he is one of the many attendees at the Capitol riot that day who were clearly prepared for violence rather than merely behaving like “tourists,” as some on the right seeking to downplay the events may suggest.

Interestingly, someone who served in the military alongside Brown spoke out regarding the situation this week. Jack Murphy, who now works as a journalist, said that he “broke off comms with [his] former Team Sergeant 2 years ago because he was posting things that implied violence against elected officials.” Murphy “confronted” Brown about the issue, he says, but Brown was not receptive. As Murphy added:

‘When I confronted him I said he’d have the feds banging on his door. He assured me he had it all figured out and was playing 4D chess. I had known Jeremy for years, played video games with his kids, this shit has been heartbreaking to witness and to be honest, it colors how I see myself and my own military service.’

Brown is among over 600 individuals who have been arrested in connection to the Capitol riot, most of whom have yet to either plead guilty or go through a trial. Of those who’ve pleaded guilty, only a small number from the overall group of charged rioters have been sentenced.