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Garret Miller biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Dallas, Texas

Garrett A. Miller (©Dallas County Sheriff's Office)

Garrett A. Miller (©Dallas County Sheriff’s Office)

Garret A. Miller is a white man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Richardson, Dallas County, Texas. (a) (b)
  2. He is a Donald Trump supporter. (a)
  3. His fascination with Trump started shortly after he lost his job and was looking for a new sense of direction, according to his father Bill Miller. (c)
  4. Wearing a red baseball hat with the words “Make America Great Again,” a backpack a balaclava around his neck while carying an American flag and a Trump flag, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s 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. At around 2:36 p.m., he was in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. On the same day, he tweeted to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “Assassinate AOC.” (a)
  5. During a social media discussion on January 10, 2021, he threatened the U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot his fellow rioter Ashli Babbitt inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. He wrote, “We going to get a hold of (the U.S. Capitol Police officer) and hug his neck with a nice rope.” (a)
  6. He believed that Babbitt, who died at the age of 35, was a minor. (a)
  7. On January 11, 2021, he took to Facebook to share a photo of himself and another man taken inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. One individual commented, “bro you got in?! Nice!” He replied, “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol.” (a)
  8. A Federal Bureau of Investigation task force officer filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui signed on January 19, 2021. (a)
  9. He was 34 years old when he was arrested on January 20, 2021, the same day Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president and 49th U.S. vice president, respectively. (d)
  10. He is represented by Clinton Broden with Broden & Mickelsen LLP in Dallas. He takes responsibility for his actions taken on January 6, 2021 on behalf of his support for Trump and wants to move forward and put this behind him, Broden stated on the evening of January 22, 2021. (b)
  11. On January 22, 2021, prosecutors asked a judge to keep him in jail before a court appearance. (e)
  12. On January 25, 2021, federal magistrate Rebecca Rutherford ordered him to remain in custody and agreed with prosecutors that he posed a threat as a domestic terrorist and a flight risk. (c)
  13. On February 12, 2021, a grand jury in Washington, D.C. indicted him on obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a U.S. Capitol building; impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings; parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building; two counts of interstate threats to injure or kidnap and and two counts of civil disorder. (f)

 

(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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