Two former Rocky Mount police officers charged in connection with the Capitol riots have denied plea offers from the government.
Federal prosecutors presented plea deals to both Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker, who appeared in court on Tuesday morning.
During the appearance, attorneys for both men said the two former officers are requesting a trial date.
According to information from their court appearance, Fracker allegedly helped an officer who was being attacked outside of the Capitol.
This began in January after a photo surfaced of Robertson and Fracker inside the Capitol during the riot.
Plea discussions could take place down the line if the government chooses to do so.
Both men are set to appear in court again on Sept. 23.
10 News has followed this story closely since it began. Here’s a look at all we’ve published, from newest to oldest:
- Hearing date set as former Rocky Mount officers charged in connection with Capitol riot offered plea deal – Aug. 3
- US offers plea deal to former Rocky Mount officers charged in connection to Capitol riot – July 30
- Judge rules in favor of US, former Rocky Mount officer charged in connection to Capitol riot has release revoked – July 28
- Judge delays decision on release of former Rocky Mount officer charged in connection to Capitol riots – July 21
- Hearing over whether former Rocky Mount officer violated terms of release rescheduled – July 15
- US again pushes to have former Rocky Mount officer detained for violating terms of release – July 12
- Former Rocky Mount officer opposes US motion to revoke his release – July 5
- US looks to revoke former Rocky Mount police officer’s release after rifle, partially assembled pipe bomb found at his home – June 30
- Prosecution files motion to delay former Rocky Mount officers’ federal hearing on Capitol riot charges – April 21
- Former Rocky Mount officers plead not guilty to charges, barred from possessing firearms while awaiting trial – Feb. 25
- Former Rocky Mount officers plead not guilty to four federal charges against them – Feb. 2
- Two former Rocky Mount police officers each indicted on four federal charges connected to Capitol riots – Feb. 1
- Family member, local activist react to Rocky Mount police officers firing – Jan. 26
- Two Rocky Mount officers charged in Capitol riots have been fired – Jan. 26
- Rocky Mount cops claim innocence during Capitol riots, but federal warrant says otherwise – Jan. 23
- Rocky Mount officers charged in Capitol riots suspended without pay – Jan. 23
- Rocky Mount officer charged in Capitol riots doesn’t give up guns before court-mandated deadline – Jan. 20
- Rocky Mount releases first statement naming officers who were inside the US Capitol – Jan. 14
- Two Rocky Mount police officers now each face 2 federal charges in connection with storming of US Capitol – Jan. 13
- Photo surfaces showing two Rocky Mount police officers inside Capitol on Wednesday – Jan. 10
Source: WSLS News 10