Believer QAnon reached his destination on Wednesday evening ready for battle. After learning that Vice President Mike Pence was not going to stop certifying Biden’s Electoral College victory, Meredith texted, “War time,” as she drove to Washington.
In subsequent posts, he warned that he was “3.5 hours of target practice”, “ready to take several skulls off the shoulders” and “so ready to FK SOME TRAITORS UP”.
“I’m not going to jail,” he wrote at one point. “[T]he may be arrogant, no prison.
Meredith brought with her a Glock covered with an American flag skin, an assault rifle with telescopic scope, high capacity magazines and approximately 2,500 rounds of ammunition, including at least 320 “armor-piercing” rounds.
He was arrested last Thursday after allegedly assaulting a pedestrian in Washington. Meredith left her vehicle and allegedly butted an individual, knocking him to the ground, beating him and fleeing the scene in his truck, according to an affidavit.
Meredith’s trip is detailed in a 10-page memo filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. In an interview with after her arrest, Meredith admitted to sending the text messages found on her phone. He also claimed to be a habitual marijuana user with a history of mental illness.
On the day of his arrest, Meredith told authorities he “could go to the mayor’s office and put a 5.56 in his head,” calling him “FKG c —” He also said that he “was thinking of heading over to Pelosi C’s speech — and putting a bullet in his head on live TV,” later describing the California Democrat as a “Dead B — Walking.”
“I hope you read this Mr. FBI agent, FK U,” he said after threatening Bowser. “Do you have that one, the Marxist FBI agent?” he texted after threatening Pelosi. “Go CF yourself.”
Meredith is charged by interstate communication of threats. Prosecutors say Meredith should remain in custody pending trial because “[n]o Conditions or a combination of conditions may ensure the safety of the community and its return to that jurisdiction for future legal proceedings.
Sherwin wrote that Meredith “shows a strong antipathy towards law enforcement and the rulers of this city and this nation,” noting that “it was all on full display when he came to town to commit heinous acts of violence a day after the siege of the Capitol. . ”
“It also lacks connection to the community and appears to disregard government functions,” Sherwin said. “A clearly deranged, deranged and dangerous individual who fantasizes about committing horrific acts of violence and takes countless steps to execute them while driving through multiple states with a trailer full of thousands of cartridges and multiple firearms, including a rifle assault… Should not stay in the community.