Rocky Mount cops claim innocence during Capitol riots, but federal warrant says otherwise

Investigators building case against men largely based on their social media activity

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Two Rocky Mount police officers currently on administrative leave have maintained their innocence after a photo surfaced of them inside the U.S. Capitol’s Crypt the day of the riot, but a federal search warrant details a series of admissions and evidence to the contrary.

The Federal Government issued arrest warrants for Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker based on the two bragging about their presence at the Capitol on social media. Both are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and a charge of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Fracker, through his wife, has declined comment but told others in the community he did nothing wrong. Robertson told 10 News he and Fracker had no reason to believe they weren’t allowed to be in the Capitol at the time, and they were allowed in the building by Capitol Police. He added that police even gave the men water bottles and told them to stay within the ropes.

But according to a recently unsealed search warrant, in a video Fracker shared with friends on Facebook, he’s seen wearing a gas mask inside the Capitol, saying “S*** was wild lol I pissed in Nancy P’s toilet” after hitting his chest multiple times. He also shared a video showing of what police believe is him going around barriers.

The warrant also detailed how Robertson told a friend he was “shot in the a** with a rubber bullet,” sent photo evidence, and later told the friend “I’m going to war.” It also states Robertson said ANTIFA was not responsible for the riot.

Investigators filed for the warrant because police could not find Robertson or Fracker’s cell phones on them or in their cars when they were arrested. The excerpts below come from the search warrant.

In another video shared in the same conversation as the first, the warrant details that Fracker appeared to be on the outside of the Capitol. He turns the camera toward himself wearing the same gas mask and then while holding the camera away from himself, a person believed to be Fracker moves up the steps of the Capitol and past a barrier. About two minutes into the video, Fracker yells “Let’s f****** go!” In a third shared video, Fracker again turns the camera on himself inside the Capitol and is seen wearing the same clothing and a gas mask. In the background someone in the crowd yells “Pelosi!”

According to the warrant, after sending the three videos and a photo of himself to the friend, Fracker said, “We did hahaha it was f****** amazing. Flash bangs going off, CS gas, rubber bullets flying by. Felt so good to be back in the s*** hahaha I was like the 8th person inside the building, s*** was f****** LIT.”


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