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  • Convicted

Thomas RobertsonLast Updated: August 12, 2022

Location

Rocky Mount, Virginia

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • Sentenced on Apr 11, 2022

Occupation(s)

  • Rocky Mount Police Department

Executive Summary

Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both defendants were arrested on January 13, 2021, in Virginia. It is alleged that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Fracker and Robertson were photographed in the Capitol building making an obscene gesture in front of the John Stark statue. 

Occupation(s)

Rocky Mount Police Department

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:21-cr-34

Charges

  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Aiding and Abetting;
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building;
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building;
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building or Grounds

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Rocky Mount, Virginia | January 13, 2021
  • Arraigned

    February 2, 2021 "Arraigned 2/2/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts."
  • Initial Appearance

    January 19, 2021 "Initial appearance held 1/19/21."
  • Charged

    January 29, 2021 "Indicted 1/29/21."
  • Status Conference

    August 2, 2021 "Status conferences held on 8/2/21 and 8/17/21. Defendant remains committed."
  • Status Conference

    September 23, 2021 "Defendant remains committed. Status conference set for 9/23/21 at 3:30 pm."
  • Charged

    March 23, 2022 "Second superseding indictment filed, 3/23/22."
  • Sentenced

    April 11, 2022 "Found guilty 4/11/22 of a total of six charges, including five felonies: obstruction of an official proceeding, civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building while carrying a dangerous weapon, and tampering with a document or proceedings. Also found guilty of the misdemeanor offense of disorderly conduct in a Capitol building."

Press Coverage

  • New Article Off-Duty Police Officer Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison On Charges Related to Capitol Breach

    Published on August 11, 2022 Read at US DOJ
  • Two Off-Duty Virginia Police Officers Charged in Federal Court Following Events at the U.S. Capitol

    Published on January 13, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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Affiliated People (1)

  • Jacob-Fracker-771×951-1.png
    • Charged

    Jacob Fracker

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Rocky Mount, Virginia
    • Pleaded on March 18, 2022
    Occupation
    • Rocky Mount Police Department

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