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.
    FOX 4 News is a FOX-owned station serving Dallas-Fort Worth and all of North Texas.

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    Comments

    1. Gloria Martin

      Misdemeanor!!? Unbelievable smh

    2. paul reed

      These are the same people who were calling for the FBI to start arresting Biden family members amongst others....the irony is just exquisite.

    3. Noises

      By far the most satisfying part about all this is these are the "gubbmint gone take my guns" types who have, through their felonious actions, taken away their own right to legally own a firearm. A close second is watching the now contrite Fox affiliates sucking their teeth as they report on the outcome of the hillbilly insurection they helped to foment and now try to walk away from.

    4. All The Smoke

      This whole thing is one big LARP.

    5. Kathy Day

      How do we get the rightwing media to tell people the truth and stop breeding hate? They should be held culpable for misleading so many Americans. Their advertisers should all be loudly boycotted and the rightwing media should be picketed until they change their lying hate breeding ways or shut down. We must stop this damage to our nation and our fellow citizens!

    6. Jill Springer Forrest

      Court appointed attorney? How about QAnon or the Proud Boys pay his attorney.

    7. EXPRESS SHIRTSELF

      *IF CONSERVATARDS WOULD HAVE JUST WORN MASKS AT THE CAPITOL, THEY WOULDN'T GET IN TROUBLE!*

    8. Alpenglow123

      Violence is the last resort of the incompetent. To the fascist, democracy is a contemptuous liberal idea. Liberty - Freedom. Liberal - Free Thinker. America - Land of the free.

    9. Sweet and Lovely

      Does the most minute possibility exist that their chief, now out of office may soon be arrested too?

    10. Mark H

      Seeing his mug shot reminds me I need to buy eggs.

    11. rubbingisracing

      Trump playing golf and his idiots in prison lmao love it

    12. dayofthedog

      The people who actually believe in Q also believe that the guy from The Marine and Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy were involved in a legitimate fight in real life

    13. Renato Lauro

      Maybe Giulinani could defend him...or that whacko with her ‘Kraken’

    14. Pyroclastic Flow

      He needs at least two weeks of community service

    15. michellejean11

      He took an oath to protect the Constitution then when to the Capital to desecrate it, all on the lies of trump and qanon. He is a fool and worse a traitor.

    16. Patty A Davis

      Put him and all his cohorts in Guantanamo Bay like the other criminals who have attacked the United States. Insurgents‼️Ya’ll Quaeda‼️MAGA Gravy Seals‼️ Good riddance insurgents.

    17. Joey V

      He didn't get pardon by Trump?

    18. Natalia's Ideas

      Gosh, another North Texan?!!!

    19. J Ross

      Sell the house and get a good lawyer Brock, then you might only get 5 years...bet more charges are coming

    20. Casey Case

      Nice career move, bud.🤔🤔🤔 Those federal charges look real good on your resume. 😂😂😂

    21. Carter

      AGAIN "Insurrection" not "riot" incidentally at the Capitol. I am done with "news" from you.

    22. Francisco Diaz

      These people getting caught can't be safe from their kids or ex baby momma's 😂🤣

    23. Créole Lady

      He could afford to go to DC but he can’t afford an attorney?

    24. ultrasoundguy1

      OK, no problem, the guy did something really stupid and should be prosecuted accordingly. Now how about dealing with the viscous mobs who murdered people and burned American cities? These were actions, in addition to election fraud, to which he and the others were responding. "Equal justice under the law" has become a joke in this country.

    25. Al Barajas

      Ex wife gets the house He gets prison with Bubba , Bubba loves WHITE MEAT HAHAHAHA 😂

    26. Spike Elwood

      Forty killed by BLM and no one charged, gasoline and guns used to murder and no news story.

    27. Brown Ink

      "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"....thats what the white privilage people say....

    28. Andy Babb

      Go to prison and quit crying, traitor.

    29. R Griffin

      Amazing thing about No social distancing... the camera focuses on 1 & you end up seeing 3!

    30. ULI ULI

      I bet he had a dishonorable discharge....🤔

    31. ULI ULI

      YOU ARE A TOTAL DISGRACE TO THE U.S.A.F. AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SERVE OUR GREAT COUNTRY. AS A 2 LT. IN THE U.S.A.F. IN THE 80'S...YOU DISHONOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE.

    32. ULI ULI

      EX'S ARE LIKE ROIDS...THEY NEVER GO AWAY. 😂🤣😂

    33. poponachtschnecke

      "Essentially being in a location where you're not Arthurized to be" lol, accents are funny

    34. M S

      The trumpies really believed that they were going to attack the capitol and then go back to their normal lives 😂

    35. John Morgan

      As long as he partakes in the over throw of government that didn’t work . Lock him up and pull his rank and any government pension!!!!

    36. Peter B

      this is too funny! Exwife revenge and got a moron off the streets. Keep ‘em coming FBI

    37. Frank W

      This is a joke! Why am I not surprised. Wow...smdh

    38. Prisoner Zero

      Was he on garbage detail?? Zip Ties are not illegal.

    39. Joe Smith

      Lock him up.

    40. Valerie P

      This is why I'm torn on Army Navy type stores. So many of these cos play folks can gear up to look the part of law enforcement or military. I'm a fan of personal freedom but have such mixed feelings on this stuff

    41. papa bits

      I got some zip ties in my wallet, never go anywhere without zip ties

    42. Debra Turner

      He brought flex cuffs so you know he was there to kidnap some people

    43. jim l

      He Utterly Disgraced all his Air Force Brothers and Sisters

    44. rblenian

      Judge: Is he white or black? Bailiff: He's white your honor... Judge: Oh, ok must have been a mistake, he can go.

    45. Peter Russell

      It was a FBI photo op for the FBI wanted posters for white nationalist and the FBIs watch list

    46. Blackmantravel

      Turned in by an Ex wife 😂😂😂 you can’t make this stuff up

    47. Damion Sailors

      He's a seditious traitor-pure and simple... Lock him up.

    48. myhrr3

      Lesson learned: Treat your wives well, ex or otherwise!

    49. Billy Shafer

      He should lose all retirement and sent to prison. To me as a 22 year veteran. He is a total disgrace.

    50. G. Gray

      WOW !! SO MUCH FOR MARRIAGE

    51. D.A. A.

      Jajaja...

    52. Mike Gallo

      No pardons for these fools. 😂☮️🇺🇸

    53. Crappy Coin

      High Treason.

    54. Chris

      It’s kind of ironic isn’t it? All of Trumps followers refusing to wear their masks when in public. I wonder how many of these people would have been arrested if they had worn a mask? It certainly would be more difficult to identify someone if they did

    55. Vera Lenora

      IT WAS NOT A RIOT! THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO OVERTHROW THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT! INSURRECTION! Oh wait, Fox News.

    56. Thomas Scott

      There are thousands of children locked up and serving more time for a lot less than trying to overthrow the government we seem to be lacking when it comes to justice

    57. Florinda Perez

      He can’t afford his own attorney? I call BS!

    58. A Reid

      They too old to be acting like that,disturbing.

    59. rosebud

      KARMA!!

    60. John McDiarmid

      Oh, they are flex cuff. But I go to the hardware store they call them zip ties.

    61. profeta avalos

      Mister Clean.

    62. Robert

      Lock them up.

    63. Cartoon Raccoon

      1:50 These morons macing their own front lines...

    64. Rogelio Hernandez

      It is ironic that we are paying for his defense. Why ironic? Because the constitution they tried to subvert is what is allowing them to have appropriate representation in court. Gotta love our Constitution, those framers were of a much higher mind than any common man past or present.

    65. Alex Fitz Fitz

      Ex wife no wonder... a biden lover

    66. Anthony Festa

      Flex cuffs= kidnapping

    67. Mark St.Germain

      This guy had money for plane ticket, but no money for lawyer. Please

    68. Palawan Chips

      Good job, Donald Jailbait Trump!

    69. Felipe Herrera

      Traitor!!! He should be stripped of his Veteran benefits and charged with treason.

    70. chi shad

      Man it was a lot of people from Texas there. Texas is a red state and really push state's rights. I didn't know they were affected that much by who is president.

    71. Atheistbatman

      Big toe w a face -credit not mine

    72. Frank S

      Air Force flyboy figures

    73. RamZ

      Guess him and his ex didn't part on the best of terms 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 cause he got ratted the HELL out! 😂😂😂😂

    74. Trisha Ann

      When bringing down the government doesn't work he'll have them pay for his lawyer. Seems to me that's the one time you shouldn't have a court appointed free lawyer.

      1. Mikka Linka

        Good POINT 👍

    75. Galactic Warlock

      What happens when you are an incel.

    76. daniel schooley

      alleged crime? he was caught on video i would say that qualifies as a crime! not an alleged crime.

    77. Sören Nilsson

      That is sickening, a former officer betrayed his Oath, that Oath once given is for life. He should get what is possible to give him. Betraying the Constitution he swore to protect.

    78. Festus Penda Asino

      Ex-wife served him a cold dish.....

    79. Edwin Nakamura

      How stupid can u get.......being in the military, u pledge an oath to the constitution!!! No excuse, an officer no less.....prison term is coming!!

    80. Hunter Vang

      New videos says he was directing other insurgents

    81. Justice Withers

      THEY WERE TOLD THEY COULD GO INSUDE, AND DID NO WRONG THEY WERE GIVEN ALLOWANCE BY AUTHORITIES!!!!! HIS TIME IN THE SKAMMER MEANS YOU ALL BETTER LOVE GETTING WHAT YOU DESERVE FOR NOT TRYING TO DO YOUR JOB AND TRULY DE FD ENDING THIS INCREDIBLE MAN!!!!

    82. Justice Withers

      Stay AWESOME Col.!!!!

    83. Justice Withers

      Let ALL THE PATRIOTS GO!!!!!! They had no idea they were being lured in by the alt left!!!

    84. Metal Mellie

      Egghead, lol!!!!!

    85. Paul Monks

      Errrrm, Ross Kemp?!? Lol

    86. reyvel trejo

      Shame on him and no COVID-19 for him

    87. L Cook

      Does he look trustworthy to you

    88. DeeDee Dailey

      Love it.Please Please get everyone's that was there ASAP.THANK YOU.

    89. charles skidmore

      Put all the jerk offs in jail with all the jerk off trumps

    90. Antonio Cimota

      All these ex's waiting for this very moment lol

    91. 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.

    92. RedRobinette WaterColor is my thang

      @thor… .Respect the need for more evidence option , but The time to calm people down should of been before entering violently. Peaceful protest isnot ‘breaking in “ that goes for all Americans Regardless color of skin Or political ideology

    93. John Doe

      Embarrassing every Veteran who has ever served !

    94. cheese chisel

      I feel like weapons in the capitol building should be a separate federal felony

    95. Jane Weiss

      "Texas veteran." You mispronounced traitor.

    96. Goodwins all access Media service provider

      TrumPutin the disease is gone but not the virus pandemic right wing Fox propaganda actual fake news ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE MEDIA types - 🇺🇸 needs to now focus on the VIRUS and work in unison2ERADICATE IT COMPLETELY

    97. SullyPlaysGaem

      As a veteran who SWORE AND OATH to uphold and defend the constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic, he should have known better, and he deserves the absolute maximum penalty applicable for what hes done, lock him up.

    98. BinarySurfer

      Lock them up! Lock them up! Lock them up!

    99. Dan Ray

      SO......I MUST FIRST & FOREMOST ASK THE JUDGE...DOES IT LOOK LIKE A DUCK 🦆 ??? ! DOES IT WALK LIKE A DUCK 🦆???! DOES IT SOUND 🔊 LIKE A DUCK 🦆 ???!...FROM LOOKING AT 16 VIDEOS, AND 12 PHOTOGRAPHS , ALSO HEARING FROM 7 WITNESSES ...I TELL YOU NOW JUDGE.....SOMEONE IS TRYING TO PULL THE OLD 👴 TRUMP OKIE DOPE STUNT....HOWEVER......CAMERAS DON'T LIE....WITNESSES WERE SWORN IN...😋😋😋...G U I L T Y...A S ..H E L L..

    100. Cronopoly

      Hell hath no fury like an ex-wife scorned. 😂😁😭😗