The bomb squad found 11 homemade bombs in a MAGA terrorist's pick up truck just two blocks from Capitol Hill.
One of the MAGA rioters planned to kill Nancy Pelosi and came armed to Capitol Hill with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, stated Federal agencies after arresting him. Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr was one of the many Trump supporters who stormed Capitol Hill last Wednesday and he revealed his plan to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in multiple text messages to acquaintances. He said he was "putting a bullet in [Pelosi's] noggin on Live TV." The FBI found three guns — a Glock 19, a 9mm pistol and, an assault rifle — and "approximately hundreds of rounds of ammunition" in his trailer that he drove to Washington. He was charged with writing the threats and possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition and is being detained at least until a court hearing next week, reported CNN.
“Glass is all over the place.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shows Lesley Stahl the destruction in her office after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, some of them in search of Speaker Pelosi. https://t.co/lZbCRGlV5P pic.twitter.com/GbDo2pEEQI— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 11, 2021
Meredith texted a friend that he was headed to Washington with "a s*** ton of ... armor-piercing ammo," according to court documents. On the day of the insurrection, he reportedly texted a friend saying he wanted to run over Nancy Pelosi. Meredith also used a string of slurs for women while referring to the House Speaker and used purple devil emojis in the texts. The FBI said Meredith arrived in Washington a day before Trump's rally but had planned on arriving a day earlier. He was staying at a Holiday Inn in southwest Washington and the FBI searched his hotel room, phone, truck and, trailer on Wednesday evening. They found 3 firearms including an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The complaint stated that Meredith was aware of the strict gun laws in the city and hence kept them in his trailer.
MAGA rioter had 11 homemade bombs and assault rifle
Lonnie Leroy Coffman of Falkville, Alabama, was charged after a bomb squad found 11 homemade bombs, an assault rifle, and a handgun just two blocks from the US Capitol building on Wednesday. He was charged with federal offenses along with many others including a West Virginia lawmaker. The Department of Justice announced charges against 13 Capitol riot-related defendants on Friday. Coffman also had mason jars filled with "melted Styrofoam and gasoline," which Federal investigators believe if exploded, can have the effect of napalm.
West Virginia lawmaker charged for storming Capitol
West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans announced his resignation after he filmed himself storming into the U.S. Capitol. Evans live-streamed the insurrection on his Facebook page and showed himself joining the MAGA rioters. As he crossed the doorway into the U.S. Capitol, he emphatically shouted, "We're in, we're in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!" At first, State Delegate Derrick Evans' lawyer said he wouldn't be resigning as "he "committed no criminal act that day." On Saturday, Derrick Evans confirmed he was resigning his seat in the House to "focus on my personal situation and those I love," reported CBS News. He had faced pressure from either side of the party lines playing his part in the insurrection. Derrick Evans was 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," read a statement from the Department of Justice.
"I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians," said Evans in a statement. "I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from the state Legislature, so my colleagues can get to work in earnest building a brighter future for our state. And more importantly, I hope it helps to begin the healing process, so we can all move forward and come together as 'One Nation, Under God.'"