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

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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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LUKE PASCAL

I keep trying to tell people - not every veteran is a hero. Everyone has their own reason for enlisting.

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vudu8ball

This guy should loose his retirement benefits. He has betrayed his military oath to defend the constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic,

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 246

Biscuits McGravy

He's a disgrace to the uniform.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 273

Mikka Linka

"I ALWAYS bring zip tie cuffs to a Peaceful Protest"

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 329

Master Blaster

I can just see the big smile on her face as she's dialling up those numbers to the FBI🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 369

Rebecca West

If he hadn’t spent all his money on tactical gear maybe he could afford his own attorney.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 72

Danie Bello

When I tell you I FLEW to the comments when they said his ex-wife identified him 🤣

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 37

Ruben Lopez

Give him a taste of the full extent of the Law, Terrorist should be held accountable.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 167

apotebill

Ex-wife has been waiting for this moment her entire post-divorce life.

4 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 6,276

Michael Ellard

5 mins on TV for a life time of shame and he can’t afford his own defence. Government paying again.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 139

Gabriel Jude

I can just hear this guy sounding like Randy Marsh during his arrest going "Oh I'm sorry, I thought this was America" 🤣

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 149

Dee Gutta

Aren't they the ones at the rallys screaming lock them up how ironic

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 21

alida flus

When asked if he has links to terrorism he said, "I have zip ties."

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 55

Jacob Bali

Cop: do you want us to protect your identity?
Ex-wife: no, I want him to know it was me 😎

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 1,403

Army truth

No one:

Google:

Facebook:

Exwife: I know who that is

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 102

doclew28

Ex wife was probably like "aw hell yeah... gocha!!!" LMFAOO 🤣🤣😭😭

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 14

Jane Weiss

"Texas veteran." You mispronounced traitor.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 17

Christian Ruiz

These so-called “Patriotic Americans” are always yelling out “I served this country, I’m a hard working American, I pay my taxes” and think it’s an excuse to commit terrorists acts. Glad they are all being prosecuted.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 16

Marty

All retired military members can be court martialed for there crimes while they are receiving a military pension. He is eligible to be court martialed and be charged with many articles of the UCMJ. Levingworth is possible.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 16

Gibbet Hoskins

Haha the ex wife. He should be getting charged with the intent to take hostages, it's obvious that was his plan.

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