A Pennsylvania man who had previously been caught with firearms at a Trump hotel in D.C.last month is back in jail after posting messages on his Facebook page in reference to the shooting at the congressional baseball practice in Alexandria Wednesday morning.
Bryan Moles, 43, was first arrested May 31 when he was caught with guns and ammunition in his possession, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Moles was arrested inside the hotel around midnight that night, after making verbal threats, and had traveled to D.C. with a Glock 23 pistol, a Carbon Bushmaster assault rifle and 90 rounds of ammunition.
Alarmingly, Moles had been released from jail on June 2, pending his next court appearance, and sent to a Veterans’ Affairs facility in Georgia for treatment, but he was dismissed from there as well after he tore up a sprinkler system in his room and “willfully failed to comply with his medial treatment.”
A friend in Georgia had agreed to keep Moles at his home, but, according to a court document dated June 15, the friend rescinded that offer after they traveled to Virginia and Moles caught a cab elsewhere, refusing to stay with him. It was reportedly a violation of his court order that he even returned to Washington, D.C.
Police discovered Moles had uploaded pictures on his Facebook page of himself using drugs, as well as disturbing images of newspaper headlines regarding the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise. He also posted a message, “Please watch Fox News this afternoon for exciting updates,” in reference to the shooting.
Prosecutors reportedly filed the court document, requesting that Moles be returned to jail until his next court appearance, which is scheduled for June 22.
Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather has ruled that he must be held until his trial, and must undergo an initial forensic screening to determine his competency.
Below is the police briefing when Moles was first caught on May 31.
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