Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr (pictured) allegedly texted friends that he wanted to shoot or run over Nancy Pelosi
A Trump supporter, who allegedly told his friends that he wanted to shoot and run over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been arrested on federal charges stemming from the riot at the Capitol last week.
According to CNN, Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr traveled to Washington, DC, last Tuesday with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and an assault rifle.
Authorities also said Meredith had texted his friends that he wanted to shoot or run over Pelosi.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In one text, Meredith allegedly wrote that he was thinking of 'putting a bullet in [Pelosi's] noggin on Live TV'.
Another allegedly reads: 'I'm gonna run that c**t Pelosi over while she chews on her gums.'
According to officials, a third text from Meredith, who is a married, father-of-two, says he has 'a sh*t ton of … armor piercing ammo'.
Meredith is one of 13 people who have been charged with federal crimes. Others include, Alabama man, Lonnie Coffman, whose vehicle contained 11 Molotov devices and Richard Barnett, of Arkansas, who was photographed sitting at a desk in Pelosi's office, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
Meredith was charged on Thursday with making interstate threats to Pelosi, the Justice Department said in a statement. He was also charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition and is being held until a court hearing next week.
Before last week's DC riot, Meredith protested outside Georgia Gov Brian Kemp's home. Trump supporters had been demonstrating against the governor for confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s vote win in the state.
According to officials, a third text from Meredith, who is a married, father-of-two, says he has 'a sh*t ton of … armor piercing ammo'
Meredith is one of 13 people who have been charged with federal crimes after the riot (pictured) on WednesdayInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
According to the documents, the FBI searched Meredith's room at a Holiday Inn in DC. He also allowed agents to search his phone, truck and its trailer.
The top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia has said 'all options are on the table' for charging the rioters, many of whom were egged on by President Donald Trump's speech hours earlier at a rally over his election loss.
Investigators are combing through photos, videos and tips from the public to track down members of the violent mob.
Capitol police officer, Brian D. Sicknick, died after he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher as rioters descended on the building and many other officers were injured.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, of California, was shot to death by Capitol Police and three other people died of medical emergencies during the chaos.
The US attorney's office for DC, which handles both local and federal cases in the district, had filed 17 cases in federal court and at least