A heavily armed man was arrested the day after last week Deadly riots in the Capitol She sent text messages threatening to kill Washington’s mayor as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to a government memo.
Cleveland Grover Meredith was armed with a Glock assault rifle and firearm with high-capacity magazines and over 2,500 rounds of ammunition, according to documents filed Wednesday in federal court demanding that Meredith be held without bond.
Authorities say Meredith sent a letter to several people about plans for violence in the days leading up to his arrival in Washington late January 6 from Colorado. Earlier that day, at least five people, including A. Capitol Police Officer, as rioting supporters of President Donald Trump angered that Congress was preparing to endorse the results of the President-elect Joe Biden, which stormed the US Capitol.
Meredith says, in one of the texts, “We will act Surrounds the capital and slowly narrows. Apparently he thought law enforcement was monitoring his communications, he later sent a message that read, “I am harmless. . . I will not shoot until my master’s command! “
After receiving texts describing the riots, Meredith replied, “Ready to remove many craniums from the shoulders.” Shortly thereafter, the defendant sent a text that read: “I am very ready (expletive) some invaders.”
On January 7, Meredith sent a text saying, “I might walk around the mayor’s office and put 5.56 in her skull, (expletive).” He also wrote: “Hope you read an FBI agent (expletive).”
Later: “Thinking about going to a Pelosi (expletive) speech and putting a bullet in her head on live TV.”
Then he texted, “I expect that in the next 12 days, many more will die in our country.”
Newspapers said Meredith also committed an assault on Thursday, headbutting and knocking a victim on the ground and then assaulting him more.
Meredith is facing interstate communication charges with threat and weapons crimes.
“A clearly disturbed, troubled, and dangerous person imagining horrific acts of violence and taking countless steps to implement them by driving through several states with a trailer filled with thousands of rounds of ammunition and multiple firearms – including an assault rifle – should not remain in the community,” the file says The Federal.