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Thomas Robertson biography: 13 things about Rocky Mount, Virginia cop

Jacob Fracker, Thomas Robertson

Jacob Fracker, Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is a white man from Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2001, he joined the Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) in Rocky Mount, Virginia. (a)
  2. He is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2010, he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. (a)
  3. He was also deployed to Somalia and Nicaragua before being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. (b)
  4. In 2014, he returned to work for RMPD. (a)
  5. He is the platoon sergeant of RMPD officer Jacob Fracker. (c)
  6. On January 6, 2021, Fracker made an obscene gesture as he took a selfie with him in front of the John Stark statue inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. (d) That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. According to him, U.S. Capitol Police officers allowed him and Fracker into the building, gave them bottled water and told them to stay within cordoned areas. (c)
  7. The RMPD placed him and Fracker on administrative leave after their participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. They were on paid leave, according to him. (a)
  8. On January 13, 2021, he and Fracker were arrested in Virginia. They were charged by complaint 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 the U.S. Capitol grounds. (d)
  9. He was 47 years old when he was arrested on January 13, 2021. (c)
  10. On the afternoon of January 13, 2021, he and Fracker appeared at a federal court in Roanoke via Zoom. Magistrate Judge Robert Ballou ordered their release on $15,000 unsecured bonds. (c)
  11. The prosecution wanted GPS monitoring for both him and Fracker by Ballou did not grant it on January 13, 2021. The judge also prohibited them from joining public assemblies and having firearms at home until further notice. (a)
  12. Ballou ordered him to give up his passport on January 13, 2021. (e)
  13. He and Fracker are expected to attend the next virtual court hearing at 1:00 p.m. on January 19, 2021. (c)

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