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North Texas Man, Larry Brock, Released With Conditions After Arrest For Unlawfully Entering US Capitol During Riot

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - A North Texas man accused of unlawful entering the U.S. Capitol January 6, has been released from federal custody.

Larry Brock declined comment as he walked out of the Parker County Justice Center.

A federal judge in Fort Worth said he'll be confined to his home, won't be able to travel, attend protests, or be around firearms.

And he can only have limited access to the internet.

The judge noted Brock voluntarily surrendered January 10.

Larry Brock
Larry Brock mugshot (Source: Grapevine Police Department)

Video referenced in the court documents along with still photos show Brock inside the Capitol January 6th, near Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and inside the Senate Chamber, wearing a helmet, body armor and a camo jacket.

In court, the prosecutor said Brock was holding zip ties with the purpose of restraining people.

More than 150 people are being prosecuted after a violent attack on the Capitol as both the House and Senate were in the process of certifying the 2020 election.

Brock is accused of entering a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

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Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump protesters have entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

During his court hearing, an FBI agent testified investigators went through his Facebook account and found:

On December 24, he posted: "Bought body armor for civil war that's coming"

The agent said Brock made another post last month in which he mentioned a government invasion & a second civil war.

On January 1, the agent said Brock posted, "Castle will be stormed on the 6th."

The agent testified that on January 5th, Brock posted about Stop the Steal.

And on January 6, the agent said Brock made these posts: "Patriots on the hill." "Patriots storming." "Men with guns need to shoot their way in"

Federal prosecutors argued Brock was a danger to the community and should be detained pending trial because he repeatedly justified violence and he had guns.

But his defense attorney said he was not a danger, not violent in the Capitol, and has no criminal history.

He pointed to Brock's career in the Air Force, a retired Lt. Colonel who served four tours in Afghanistan.

Brock's family left the federal courthouse without commenting.

Brock has not been indicted on the charges yet, and prosecutors warned more charges could be filed against him.



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