Judge denies Capitol rioter’s bond after he was convicted for disguising weapons as cleaning supplies

Last week, a federal judge has revoked the bond for a Navy reservist who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 due to his conviction in Virginia on weapons charges, WUSA9 reports.

Hatchet Speed who was already in custody at the time, was ordered to be held without bond after he was convicted earlier this month of possessing multiple silencers disguised to look like cleaning supplies.

From WUSA9: The silencers were discovered during a search of Speed’s residence following his arrest on multiple charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. Prosecutors allege the silencers were part of a more than $40,000 “panic buying” spree by Speed in early 2021. The purchasing spree allegedly included 12 firearms and the three silencers he was convicted of possessing.

“Speed later told an FBI undercover employee that the silencers could come in handy when he carried out a plot to hold ‘mock trials’ for and kidnap his enemies, starting with local targets, such as members of the Anti-Defamation League,” prosecutors wrote in a court filing earlier this month.

Speed, a petty officer first class in the U.S. Naval Reserves, was arrested in June last year on four misdemeanor counts and later indicted on a fifth felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding. He was released after his arrest on home detention and GPS monitoring and ordered not to possess any firearms, destructive devices or other weapons.

Read the full report over at WUSA9.

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