Charges upgraded, added for former officer charged in Capitol attack
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - One felony charged has been added to the indictment against a former Rocky Mount police officer charged in connection with the January 6, 2020 attack on the Capitol.
Thomas Robertson, and his co-defendant Jacob Fracker, also a former Rocky Mount police officer, were set to appear in court virtually Thursday for a status conference before Washington D.C. District Judge Christopher Cooper.
The status conference did not happen and is set to happen at a later, undefined date.
But new court documents show a superseding indictment has been added to the docket for both defendants.
According to that indictment, Robertson also faces a Civil Disorder charge, which is a felony. Two other misdemeanor charges Robertson was already facing have been upgraded to felonies as well. According to prosecutors, while at the Capitol Robertson was carrying a large wooden stick. Prosecutors called this a “deadly and dangerous weapon,” thus upgrading the charge.
There were no changes to the indictment for Fracker who faces one felony charge and three misdemeanors.
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