Capitol riot suspect wore ‘I Was There’ shirt when arrested


Garret Miller didn’t converse to the legislation enforcement officers who arrested him on fees he stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, however the T-shirt he was carrying at his Dallas residence that day despatched a transparent and probably incriminating message.

Miller’s shirt had {a photograph} of former President Donald Trump, and it stated “Take America Back” and “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021,” federal prosecutors famous in a court docket submitting Monday.

People journey scooters previous an interior perimeter of safety fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after parts of an outer perimeter of fencing have been eliminated in a single day to permit public entry. (AP Photo)

Prosecutors are urging a choose to maintain Miller jailed whereas he awaits trial on fees stemming from the Jan. 6 riots within the nation’s capital.

On a recorded name instantly after his arrest, Miller advised his mom, “I don’t feel that I’ve done anything wrong and now I’m being locked up,” based on prosecutors.

Like most of the greater than 300 individuals going through federal fees in reference to the siege, Miller totally documented and commented on his actions that day in a flurry of social media posts.

After Miller posted a selfie displaying himself contained in the Capitol constructing, one other Facebook person wrote, “bro you got in?! Nice!” Miller replied, “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol,” prosecutors stated.

Miller joined the mob that breached the Capitol constructing and later threatened to kill New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol police officer, authorities stated.

After the Democratic congresswoman tweeted the phrase “Impeach,” Miller tweeted again to her, “Assassinate AOC,” based on prosecutors.

In a Jan. 10 publish on Instagram, Miller stated the officer who shot and killed a lady within the crowd of rioters ought to get a televised execution, based on prosecutors. Miller believed the officer was a Black man and known as him a “prize to be taken,” prosecutors stated.

“He will swing,” he allegedly wrote. “I had a rope in my bag on that day.”

“By bringing tactical gear, ropes, and potentially, by his own admission, a gun to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Miller showed that he was not just caught up in the frenzy of the crowd but instead came to D.C. with the intention of disrupting the democratic process of counting and certifying Electoral College votes,” prosecutors wrote.

A federal Justice of the Peace choose in Texas ordered Miller detained after his Jan. 20 arrest. On Feb. 12, a grand jury within the District of Columbia indicted Miller on 12 counts, together with civil dysfunction, obstruction of an official continuing, and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers.

Miller’s lawyer is looking for his shopper’s launch from custody, saying he has expressed remorse for his actions.

“Nevertheless, he has no history of violence, and he did not engage in any acts of violence in connection with the charged offenses, unlike many others who have previously been released,” protection lawyer F. Clinton Broden wrote.

Miller stays jailed in Oklahoma City. His transport to Washington is on maintain as a result of he broke his collarbone whereas taking part in soccer within the recreation yard at a Dallas jail.


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