UPDATE Texas veteran with zip ties at U.S. Capitol attack, makes first court appearance

  • Published on: 12 January 2021
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - A North Texas man charged with participating the U.S. Capitol riot made his first appearance in court on Monday.

    Larry Brock is one of dozens of suspects the FBI identified from video and images taken inside the Capitol. Images from the riot show Brock inside the U.S. Senate chamber with white flex cuffs.

    Cameras weren't allowed inside the federal courthouse in Fort Worth. The Monday hearing lasted just five minutes and Brock was escorted into the courtroom by two U.S Marshals.

    A judge determined Brock qualified for a court-appointed defense attorney. Brock was then ordered held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals until his probable cause and detention hearing scheduled for Thursday.

    A mug shot, released by the grapevine police department shortly afterward Monday’s appearance, shows how brock looked at the time of the brief hearing. His hands were cuffed in front of his black t-shirt and his legs shackled around his jeans.

    The retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves was identified by his ex-wife as the man photographed -- and captured on surveillance video wearing combat gear and items to potentially detain and arrest people on the senate floor during the January 6 Capitol riot.

    The arrest affidavit quoted Brock's ex-wife, who reportedly called the FBI National Threat Operations Center. She said, in part, "I just know that when I saw this was happening I was afraid he would be there... It is such a good picture of him and I recognize his patch."

    "There's a wealth of potential criminal offenses in addition to the 2 that they charged that would be available.

    Richard Roper is a former U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Texas not associated with the case and said video evidence will be key in prosecuting.

    "It nails down the identity of the perpetrator," Roper said.

    According to the affidavit, filed in the District of Columbia, Brock is 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. Both are federal charges.

    "There's two charges, essentially a criminal trespass charge being in a place you’re not authorized to be," Roper said. "Both of those charges, interestingly, are misdemeanor charges -- meaning punishment range would be less than one year in prison unless someone carries a dangerous weapon."

    Brock's defense attorney did not have any comment. But he did say after Thursday's hearing, the case will be turned over to the courts in D.C. since that is where the alleged crimes took place.

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COMMENTS: 40

  • Dale Mcilwain
    Dale Mcilwain   13 minuts ago

    All these arrests going around the country. I have not seen the news film one of the suspects being led in handcuffs. That is by design.

  • Marie Iqbal
    Marie Iqbal   19 minuts ago

    Where are your coverage on excuses for the BLM protesters who were burning stores. Peaceful protest is not a crime so I will not even mention their wrongful arrests. But the disorderly ones, where are their voices to explain and 'apologise and humanise themselves. I guess they don't count. Put them away. Make them disappear.

  • john blackshaw
    john blackshaw   23 minuts ago

    He wants putting in jail and throw away the key. The racist prick.

  • milan khan
    milan khan   23 minuts ago

    Peddler of Democracy >-----------------------------------------------------------------> towards --> the --------------------------------------------------------------> Hypocrisy !

  • Line Grant
    Line Grant   24 minuts ago

    Wow. Treat him like a criminal. Disgraceful to the military.

  • l p
    l p   25 minuts ago

    ALL THE THUMBS DOWN ARE TRUMP SUPPORTERS! BUT LETS BE REAL IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO BREAK IN ANYBODY’S HOUSE!!!!!!

  • Marcus Hobbs
    Marcus Hobbs   32 minuts ago

    The only crime that this man committed is that he brought them flex Cuffs in and did not use them on these corrupt politicians by arresting them and putting them through a Nuremberg trail. For Crimes Against Humanity and Government over reach, that includes Trump as well the whole damn lot of them. If these so called violent protesters were out for blood then anybody in there way would of got hurt. All I see is are Government making an example out of people that more then likely were paid to do this and to scare those who Stand Up. Because a scared Society is a obedient Society and that's what these politicians have been taking advantage of for years! When We The People can not hold those in charge accountable for there actions and crimes then there is No Law And Order. It's rules for We, but not for Thee and that's not how the law is supposed to work. The only domestic terrorist I see is those in power and those on T.V!

  • Aman
    Aman   44 minuts ago

    Major W for the ex wife lol

  • dr. chips
    dr. chips   55 minuts ago

    Hell have no fury than a woman scorned ! 😂😂

  • Nicki Oh
    Nicki Oh   56 minuts ago

    She act like he took a “ Glamour Shot”picture.’“ It was such a “ good” picture of him 😂

  • William Marshall
    William Marshall   57 minuts ago

    REVOLK HIS VETERANS BENIFITS ENTIRELY , AND PROSECUTE HIM TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW

  • One Term Loser
    One Term Loser   1 hours ago

    Hey BALD Einstein! (snicker) I hear they have you serve "tossed salads" for at least the first few years when you get sent to prison! Enjoy MAGAT!🤣 TWICE IMPEACHED 🤣 One Term Loser 🤣 TOO FUNNY!!

  • 007JHS
    007JHS   1 hours ago

    Oh dear! Followers of the Marmalade Munchkin and Qanon won't like their favorite 'news' channel, FOX, reporting on this.

  • Timothy Byrom
    Timothy Byrom   1 hours ago

    It's a shame that he didn't get to use those zip ties.

  • P DR
    P DR   1 hours ago

    As the old saying goes: Be careful who u hate. Because, if not careful, the very one you hate is the very one you become. In this case these bigots have become “worthless to society”, or fill in the blank w any derogatory term u think. Y? Because: fired, hard time fining job, criminal record, prison sentence & therefore abandoning their family, non contributor to society, can’t legally carry a weapon. Look how God really works. These fools are worthless

  • J Green
    J Green   2 hours ago

    WHAT ABOUT FELONY MURDER?!If you engage in an illegal group activity that is inherently dangerous and one of the group murders someone..the entire group is culpable under felony murder

  • P DR
    P DR   2 hours ago

    U know it was over w Trump having any integrity when he ran with the vicious lie Obama wasn’t American born. He knows u tell any lie long enough fools will believe it. This racist propaganda has some sooo far gone they’ve made themselves un-employer-able, likely prison sentence, community shame& cursing their off spring w poverty. All of fallacy based propaganda that they can’t scientifically prove.

  • Judah NYC
    Judah NYC   2 hours ago

    I hope gets trump mandatory 10 years

  • stlyfo76
    stlyfo76   2 hours ago

    This man is not American. He is a fool like all of the others that stormed the capitol. I hope they give him the max for what he did.

  • richard none
    richard none   3 hours ago

    what do you think this disgracefully piece of s hit had in mind

  • David Christie
    David Christie   3 hours ago

    Um did he sit on the wall, and have a great fall?

  • Nena Johnson
    Nena Johnson   4 hours ago

    His exwife deserves the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

  • Runway 360
    Runway 360   6 hours ago

    What did they think they were going to accomplish? Was America going to say “ okay, you win, Trump you can stay”. This gathering was supposed to show those who rigged this election our numbers, not our violence. Violence is what the left wing socialist Marxist democrats do. Their supporters burn down cities, destroy businesses and property that took for some a life time to achieve and the potato in chief Biden kept quiet while he fermented in his basement. And now they’re accusing all conservative of behaving like them. A perfect example of leftist democrats being the kettle calling the pot black. The confiscation of our liberty is sobering and the most demoralizing experience free Americans can experience. Most of the boneheads that broke into the capital looked like they were at a frat party, taking selfie’s, acting like adolescent morons. All they did was to diminish the message that all Americans are losing their liberty. All they did was help impeach our president. Hopefully the Plagiarism and chief Biden gets impeached and convicted soon! Funny, for the most popular president ever to be elected, he needs 25 thousand armed troops to surround him.

  • Ithad Beenso
    Ithad Beenso   6 hours ago

    So you DON'T SHOW that widely circulated famous picture of him "on the senate floor with a bunch of twist ties" as you're explaining it. You show some OTHER stupid picture instead. And he's NOT CHARGED with attempting to capture and kidnapp democratic congress cabinet members but instead some parking ticket crime like loitering in a Federal building. We're really getting somewhere with this aren't we?

  • STHFGDBY
    STHFGDBY   6 hours ago

    The other great story I read was that a Young woman who confessed to her family she was a Lesbian and they threw her out of the family home. She spotted many of her family in the Capitol building during the riot and she turned them all in to the Feds. 😂😂😂😂 Absolutely brilliant.

  • THUNDER STONE
    THUNDER STONE   6 hours ago

    Ex wife’’ I just know that when this was happening I was afraid he would be there.....It is such a good picture of him and I recognize his patch. Haha 😂 the greatest epidemic of 2021

  • THUNDER STONE
    THUNDER STONE   6 hours ago

    😂😂 he’s Ex wife sellout i bet she’s relief now 😂😂

  • LiG BZd
    LiG BZd   6 hours ago

    Be careful who you follow or believe. It will lead you either to heaven or hell. Clearly, these people are going to hell (jail). Who is their leader again?

  • Kuya Ian
    Kuya Ian   6 hours ago

    He got released from jail with a slap on the wrist. 🤦‍♂️

  • jean lapuma
    jean lapuma   7 hours ago

    I guess this guy was tired of the communist running America

  • Eric Darden
    Eric Darden   7 hours ago

    Good job ex-wife...now let's see if the justice department will hit them with terrorist charges... see like it will be the old white slap on the wrist...

  • Asad Haider
    Asad Haider   7 hours ago

    He is out on bail! 🤣🤣🤣 Justice or privilege?