A former Republican congressional candidate who was arrested last week for taking part in the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building has been ordered back to jail after making threats to law enforcement officials.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Jeremy Brown, a failed GOP congressional candidate and member of the Oath Keepers militia, was ordered back to prison after prosecutors successfully argued that he would be a danger to his community thanks to a threat made to federal agents after they visited his home earlier this year.
The Tampa Bay Times describes the threat as "a profane handwritten sign Brown posted in front of his house" that was addressed to the FBI, DHS, and other law enforcement officials.
"'It urged them to "re-read your oath,' saying they were being used as 'pawns by the enemies of this republic,' and warning when they came back, they should 'bring a bigger tactical package,'" writes the Tampa Bay Times.
U.S. District Judge Sean P. Flynn said that he simply could not justify letting Brown out of prison given his prior actions.
"You made a specific threat to law enforcement," the judge told Brown. "And that's something I can't ignore."
A criminal complaint against Brown unsealed last week alleges that he illegally trespassed onto Capitol grounds while carrying "zip ties attached to his belt, as well as a radio, surgical trauma shears, and tactical gear."