DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A North Texas man charged in connection with the Capitol riot is expected to appear in court on January 25.
Garret Miller, of Richardson, is also accused of posting online death threats against Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol police officer.READ MORE: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder
Court documents show that after Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Impeach” referring to Donald Trump, Miller responded by saying, “assassinate AOC”.
The 34-year-old is also accused of posting threats about the police officer who fatally shot a Trump supporter trying to break into the House Chamber and making comments that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick “deserved to die”. So its huntin season.”
Miller’s Twitter account was suspended for incendiary comments and he deactivated his Facebook profile.READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This'
Miller was arrested January 22 and faces a total of five federal charges — including disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, violent entry and threatening a public official.
Over the weekend, Miller’s attorney, Clint Broden, told CNN, “He did it in support of former President Trump, but regrets his actions. He has the support of his family, and a lot of the comments, as viewed in context, are really sort of misguided political hyperbole.
The detention hearing for Miller is scheduled for Monday morning in Dallas Federal Court.
Federal prosecutors want Miller to stay in jail until his trial.MORE NEWS: Visit Fort Worth Launches Campaign Promoting Businesses That Encourage Mask-Wearing
MORE FROM CBSDFW