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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:16 PM

Weapon arguments made during hearing for former Rocky Mount officer charged in Jan. 6 riot

Source: Roanoke Times

The federal hearing for a former Rocky Mount police officer accused of violating the conditions of his bond ended Wednesday morning without a ruling from the judge.

Thomas “T.J.” Robertson and another former Rocky Mount officer, Jacob Fracker, face federal charges for participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. On June 30, prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Robertson's bond after a search of his Ferrum home found firearms and explosive devices. Prosecutors contend Robertson violated the conditions of his release.

Wednesday’s hearing took place in Washington, D.C., with Robertson appearing in person. Robertson’s attorney, Mark Rollins, said the former police officer is being held in Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County because he personally knows most of the police in Southwest Virginia.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Robertson’s son, Hunter Robertson, testified that he owned the M4 rifle that the FBI found in his father’s home. His father had told him that it was okay to go target shooting on the property while his father was away from the house, he said. FBI agents arrived to search the home while Hunter Robertson was there.


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Reply Weapon arguments made during hearing for former Rocky Mount officer charged in Jan. 6 riot (Original post)
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:56 PM

1. Yes, but . . . .

. . . local and regional media has been reporting that this terrorist, after his arrest and charges, had to surrender his firearms.

He did so.

Then,he went to his local gun shop and ordered 34 -- that's right THIRTY-FOUR -- various firearms and had the store hold them for him. Reportedly, he would go to the store from time to time to fondle his guns.

His attorney argued that, because the firearms were stashed at the gun shop, he cannot be charged possession.

So -- if I order a kilo of blow, and have my dealer hold for me while I slip by a few times a week for a snort . . . . .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:30 AM

2. Fondeling his guns with one hand.

And with the other hand, .....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:29 AM

3. hmm...smells like somebody's lying their ass off🤨

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:48 PM

4. Without a ruling from the judge?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:57 PM

5. The M4 is moot "because of other items such as a pipe bomb, a grenade, and silencer"

From the link in the OP:

Prosecutor Elizabeth Aloi told District Judge Christopher Cooper that Hunter Robertson’s testimony was inconsistent with statements he made to the FBI when the gun was seized, but that she would not push the issue further for the moment because of other items such as a pipe bomb, a grenade, and silencers that were also found in the home.


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