Washington DC’s CBS affiliate reports:
A federal judge revoked the pretrial release for a Navy reservist awaiting trial on charges stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot last week following his conviction in Virginia for possessing unregistered silencers.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden ordered Hatchet Speed, of McLean, Virginia, back into custody on Friday after a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia convicted him earlier this month of possessing multiple silencers disguised to look like cleaning supplies.
In charging documents, prosecutors said Speed told an undercover FBI employee he’d traveled to the Capitol with friends who were members of the Proud Boys. Speed also repeatedly expressed anti-Semitic beliefs and praised Adolf Hitler, describing him as “one of the best people that’s ever been on this Earth.”
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It was already over when his parents named him Hatchet.
A jury in the Eastern District of Virginia convicted Hatchet Speed earlier this month of illegally possessing 3 unregistered silencers. In a court filing, prosecutors said he suggested they could be useful in “mock trials” for the Anti-Defamation League. https://t.co/IQ50O8ubAs
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) January 30, 2023
Hatchet Speed's bench trial bumped to March. pic.twitter.com/GiCuB4A5v5
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) January 30, 2023