Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Former Green Beret and Congress candidate arrested in connection with January 6 violation

A former congressional candidate was arrested last week in Florida in connection with the January 6 Capitol breach, officials said.

Jeremy Brown, who said he is a retired Army Green Beret, was arrested on charges of “intentionally entering or living without lawful authority in any restricted building or grounds” and “disorderly in any restricted building or grounds.” or indulging in disruptive conduct”. government affairs, federal prosecutors said on Sept. 30. Brown was arrested in Tampa, Florida, officials said.

Case documents filed last week by prosecutors alleged that Brown helped transport people who sought to participate in the January 6 protest and was accused of writing to the Signal app in late December. Was that “We have an RV that’s going van (sic). Lots of gun ports left to fill. We can pick you up.”

“If possible, come to my house anytime on Saturday. You can stop and drop off luggage, or stay the night. That way we can load the plan, route plan, and conduct PCI (Pre Combat Inspection),” Browne also wrote on January 1, along with details about when to go for the incident. Is.

It is not clear whether Brown has a lawyer.

Later, on 6 January, he reportedly wrote that “everything you see in the media and on the Houses of Congress is a lie” and that “I was shot in the neck with a pepper ball.” And one was trying to kill in the foreground with a night stick. Save unprotected civilians from head injuries. It was an exercise in an unrestrained addiction to power.”

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The case file also included screenshots of posts that Brown made at the parlor.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Brown was a former Special Forces Operations Sergeant for nearly a decade and also ran for a Congressional seat in Florida last year.

The Justice Department also said that Brown “wearing full military gear, including a helmet, radio, a tactical vest, and prominently displayed large surgical trauma scissors tucked into a pack sitting on the vest,” as a photo. was similar. which was provided to federal officials by an unidentified witness.

Prosecutors said Brown was allegedly within a restricted area that was set up by law enforcement near the Capitol when members of Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence testified to the 2020 election. According to a photo taken on January 6.

In December, Brown reportedly recorded a December conversation with two men who claimed to work with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. He indicated during their discussion that he would be interested in becoming Brown’s informant.

“I can’t make any promises, but, like, if you provide information that prevents something big, the government pays for that,” said one of the men, who was not identified. told Brown.

Jack Phillips

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Jack Phillips is a reporter for The Epoch Times in New York City.

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