Saturday, August 13, 2022

Update: “Camp Auschwitz” man at Capitol riot released on “personal recognizance”

Robert Keith Packer was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Norfolk office on Wednesday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Western Tidewater Regional Jail)
Robert Keith Packer was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Norfolk office on Wednesday. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

A 56-year-old man wearing the Camp Auschwitz garb at the Capitol riot in Washington D.C. last week was arrested in Hampton Roads.

Then, hours later he was released.

At the virtual federal court hearing in Norfolk on Wednesday, Robert Keith Packer, 56, was released on a “personal recognizance bond” after a federal prosecutor noted the government would not detain Packer, according to the Associated Press.

“One of the conditions of his release includes barring Packer from visiting Washington unless it’s for a court appearance,” according to the AP article.

Packer plans to hire his own lawyer.

The U.S. Marshals Service Norfolk office arrested Packer in Newport News on Wednesday morning, according to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail inmate search.

Packer was taken to the WTRJ and served federal arrest warrants charging him with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds” and “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building/grounds without lawful authority,” according to an arrest warrant filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to court records, the FBI issued the warrant Tuesday and Packer was arrested Wednesday.

This story will be updated.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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