Court filings detail search of former Rocky Mount officer’s home

Roanoke Valley News

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR News is still waiting to hear if a former Rocky Mount police officer will be allowed to go free before his trial related to the siege of Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, but we are learning more about why he was taken back into custody.

A judge previously allowed Thomas Robertson to remain free on the condition he not have any weapons or destructive devices.

However, officers say they later found a rifle and an unassembled pipe bomb in his home, at which time he was arrested once again.

In court documents filed on Thursday, July 22, the FBI said officers found pipes, endcaps, fuses, and more than 50 cans of gunpowder.

Prosecutors say Robertson is dangerous and should remain in custody. His attorney, though, called his actions a mistake and asked that he be released.

You can read those court documents filed Thursday below:

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