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Nolan Cooke biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Savoy, Texas

Nolan Bernard Cooke

Nolan Bernard Cooke

Nolan Bernard Cooke is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Savoy, Fannin County, Texas. (a)
  2. He is the son of Jeffrey Lance Cooke and Theresa Annette Cooke. (b)
  3. He went to Savoy Elementary School. In 2007, when he was in third grade, he was named the Savoy Elementary Star Student for the fifth 6 weeks representing grades K-3rd. At the time, he said his favorite subject was science and he wanted to be an airplane pilot in the U.S. Air Force. (b)
  4. On October 24, 2008, his great grandmother Nora Myrtis Briggs died at the Mullican Care Center in Savoy at the age of 95. (c)
  5. He attended Savoy High School. He was a varsity football player. (a) (d)
  6. In 2016, he was one of the recipients of the scholarships awarded by the Glaser Family Charitable Foundation. (e)
  7. He used to work at Walmart. (a)
  8. On January 5, 2021, he drove to Washington, D.C., USA with his girlfriend and a relative. He brought firearms with him on the trip but left it in the vehicle before the relative dropped him and his girlfriend off at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (f)
  9. Wearing a hat with the words “Make America Great Again,” he went to the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 with his girlfriend. He pushed past U.S. Capitol Police to get to the doors of the building and banged on a window with a flag pole. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He documented his participation in the riot through a GoPro camera. (f)
  10. On January 20, 2021, a search of his premises and vehicle was authorized by U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak. The search warrant was executed on January 21, 2021 at his home in Savoy. He agreed to be interviewed voluntarily. He admitted that he was at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 but denied entering the U.S. Capitol building at any time. (f)
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather signed on January 21, 2021. (f) 
  12. He was 22 years old when he was arrested on January 21, 2021. He was booked into the Fannin County Jail. (a) (g)
  13. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with acts during civil disorder, unlawful activities on Capitol grounds and entering or remaining on restricted buildings or grounds and disorderly or disruptive conduct in or near restricted buildings or grounds. (a)

 

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

SOURCES:

If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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