Thomas "T.J." Robertson's son testified that an M4 rifle found is his.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke Thomas Robertson's bond, citing his online statements and possession of guns and an explosive device.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said a search of Thomas Robertson's home found an M4 rifle and something that appeared to be a partially assembled pipe bomb.
A judge declined Thursday to let two fired Rocky Mount police officers carry guns while they await trial on felony charges in connection with last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Thomas “T.J.” Robertson and Jacob Fracker entered pleas of not guilty in federal court Tuesday afternoon.
A federal grand jury has added a felony to the charges faced by two former Rocky Mount police officers who posed for a selfie inside the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6 riot.
The controversy sparked by Thomas "T.J." Robertson and Jacob Fracker, who now have been fired by the town police department, arrived during an already turbulent time for the town government.
The town government says the officers' status was changed from administrative leave to suspended without pay on Friday and no further statement will be made until Tuesday.
As a violent crowd of insurgents ransacked The Capitol building in Washington, D.C., forcing representatives and senators into hiding, Sgt. T. J. Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker went inside the Capitol, too. Robertson has insisted they did nothing illegal. Federal authorities disagree.
The off-duty police officers from the small town of Rocky Mount were in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Now they face federal charges.
Residents concerned that two Rocky Mount officers were inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection faced off with supporters of the officers outside a town council meeting Monday.
The Franklin County chapter of Black Lives Matter held a protest in front of the Rocky Mount Police Department on Sunday after learning two off-duty town officers were inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday during a rally and march for President Donald Trump that turned into a riot.