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Ex-wife helps identify retired Air Force officer from Texas arrested in connection with riots at U.S. Capitol

Retired AF Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock photographed on the Senate floor wearing tactical gear Jan. 6, 2021 (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A retired Air Force officer from North Texas has been arrested in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week.

Retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr. turned himself in Sunday and was charged with unlawfully entering a building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.   During the deadly riot Wednesday, Brock was photographed on the Senate floor wearing a helmet, tactical vest with patches, in addition to carrying zip ties.

In the arrest affidavit obtained by NBC News 5  in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, an FBI agent stated that Brock’s ex-wife was one of the individuals who contacted the Bureau.  She’s quoted as saying, “I just know that when I saw this was happening, I was afraid he would be there.”  She told investigators she recognized his military patch.

Also Sunday, Eric Gavelek Munchel was arrested in Tennessee. He’s charged  with  knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority,  one count of violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.    Photographs appear to show Munchel carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward.

The cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the FBI’s Dallas Field Office, the FBI’s Memphis Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.

Meanwhile, The FBI in San Antonio has tweeted photos of several individuals photographed at the Capitol last Wednesday in hopes that you can help identify them.

“We have deployed our full investigative resources and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity during the events of January 6,” wrote the FBI.

They’re asking anyone with information on the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit information, photos or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.

If you don’t have photos or videos, you can submit information at tips.fbi.gov.

FBI sees info on suspects in riots at U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021/FBI Photos

 

 

 

 

 


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