Larry Rendall Brock Biography — Wiki
Larry Rendall Brock is a retired Air Force officer who was part of the MAGA mob that stormed the US Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended ‘to take hostages’ and even potentially ‘execute’ members of Congress, prosecutors say.
Retired Lt. Col. Brock Jr was arrested last Sunday in Texas after being photographed on the Senate floor during the deadly riot wearing a helmet and heavy vest and carrying plastic zip-tie handcuffs. Brock, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Larry Rendall Brock Age
Larry Rendall Brock, a father-of-three who lives in Dallas, is 53 years old.
Larry Rendall Brock wearing combat gear and carrying zip ties
Larry Rendall Brock appeared in court on Thursday in a light green jumpsuit, a mask and shackled at his hands and feet. During the hearing, prosecutors said the zip ties were proof Brock had planned to take hostages during the siege.
‘He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try, perhaps execute members of the U.S. government,’ Assistant US Attorney Jay Weimer said of Brock.
Prosecutors did not offer any specifics regarding Brock’s alleged plans but Weimer noted ‘his prior experience and training make him all the more dangerous’.
Feds: Retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr., arrested after storming the US Capitol and photographed with zip tie handcuffs, intended on taking elected officials hostage. #Insurrection https://t.co/6EC5j1cbnu pic.twitter.com/4CJJ8Rhck1
— Alexandra Halaby 🌹 (@iskandrah) January 15, 2021
What we know so far about Larry Rendall Brock
The prosecutor had argued that Brock should be detained given his military background but Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton said he would release Brock to home confinement. Cureton ordered Brock to surrender any firearms and said he could have only limited internet access as conditions of that release.
‘I need to put you on a very short rope,’ Cureton said. ‘These are strange times for our country and the concerns raised by the government do not fall on deaf ears.’
During the hearing, prosecutors read out social media posts from Brock, including one posted on the day of the Capitol riot that said: ‘Patriots on the Capitol. Patriots storming. Men with guns need to shoot their way in.’
Weimer noted that Brock had once been fired for making threatening and racist comments. He read a termination letter from the former employer that said he had talked in the workplace about killing people of a ‘particular religion and or race’.
Prosecutors also read social media posts in which Brock referred to a coming civil war and the election being stolen from President Donald Trump.
Weimer said Brock’s posts also referenced the far-right and anti-government Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters, a loose anti-government network that´s part of the militia movement. The Oath Keepers claim to count thousands of current and former law enforcement officials and military veterans as members.
An FBI agent who testified said there was no evidence beyond the social media posts that Brock was involved with either of those groups.