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Alleged Capitol rioter caught after snap ‘listing illegal explosives he owned’ in ZILLOW listing


A Florida man who is currently jailed for his alleged participation in the Capitol riots on January 6 was arrested after accidentally revealing his illegal cache of explosives while trying to sell his home on Zillow. 

Jeremy Brown, a self-described Oath Keeper, former Green Beret, and one-time congressional candidate, was arrested and charged with entering restricted grounds and possession of unregistered firearms on October 2. His arrest came after the FBI spotted a Zillow listing for his home said to show a list of flash bangs, which he wasn’t allowed to have.

Federal agents searched the 47 year-old’s home last month to find a short-barrel rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition, and two hand grenades. 

In court, federal agents claimed they also found $6,000 in cash and a dry-erase board that listed food and other items necessary for life off the grid. 

A man who said he was an Oath Keeper providing security looks on ahead of the U.S. Congress certification of the November 2020 election results during protests in Washington. A witness later identified this man as Jeremy Brown 

Federal agents found a dry-erase board that listed food, illegal. explosives, and other items necessary for life off the grid in a photo on Zillow listing his home for sale

Federal agents found a dry-erase board that listed food, illegal. explosives, and other items necessary for life off the grid in a photo on Zillow listing his home for sale

When federal agents searched his home last month they found a short-barrel rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition, and two hand grenades

When federal agents searched his home last month they found a short-barrel rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition, and two hand grenades

Agents also found $6,000 in cash, all of which were noted in his hearing last month

Agents also found $6,000 in cash, all of which were noted in his hearing last month

While investigating the 47-year-old man, they found a photo of ‘what appears to be Brown’s office’ in a Zillow listing of his home, according to the search warrant. The photo shows a white board with columns labeled ‘Food,’ ‘Clothing,’ ‘Shelter,’ ‘Currency,’ ‘Communicate,’ ‘Move,’ and ‘Shoot,’ the search warrant states. 

Under the ‘shoot’ column, ‘there are numerous firearms listed and explosive devices such as ‘flash bangs,’ which the picture indicates he has ‘on hand’ but is not legally registered to possess, the search warrant explains. 

The search warrant also states that Brown was living both in his home and in an RV on his property and recently purchased a trailer, both of which were registered under his girlfriend’s name- which has been redacted. 

Investigators believe that the stash of explosives are being kept in the RV or trailer.  

Brown was arrested and charged with entering restricted grounds and possession of unregistered firearms on October 2

Brown was arrested and charged with entering restricted grounds and possession of unregistered firearms on October 2

A criminal complaint filed against Brown, notes encrypted chat messages on the Signal app in the weeks leading up to January in which Brown coordinated travel plans to help others get to Washington D.C.

A witness identified Brown to the FBI after photos of him in tactical gear identifying as an Oath Keeper were circulated in the media. 

The Oath Keepers is one of the largest far-right antigovernment groups in the country which claims tens of thousands of present and former law enforcement officials and military veterans as members, according to Southern Poverty Law Center

In a court hearing last month, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sean P. Flynn ordered Brown to remain behind bars citing his threats he made to authorities after they searched his home.

Brown posted a hand written sign outside his home addressed to the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. 

It urged them to ‘re-read your oath,’ saying they were being used as ‘pawns by the enemies of this republic,’ and warning when they came back, they should ‘bring a bigger tactical package,’ according to the Tampa Bay Times

Brown also has a troubling history with two sheriff’s reports documenting times when Brown had been subject to the Baker Act, a Florida law that allows a person to be held for treatment if deemed a threat to themselves or others.

In 2019, Tampa police sought a risk protection order against Brown to seize his guns after relatives reported him missing and expressed concern for his well-being. A judge denied the the request, the Tampa Bay Times reported. 

A judge has ordered that Brown remain detained after he posted a threatening message to authorities outside his home after they searched it. (Pictured: A photo posted on Twitter shows Brown wearing full military gear standing more than 100 feet within the restricted grounds at the Capitol building on January 6)

A judge has ordered that Brown remain detained after he posted a threatening message to authorities outside his home after they searched it. (Pictured: A photo posted on Twitter shows Brown wearing full military gear standing more than 100 feet within the restricted grounds at the Capitol building on January 6) 

Prosecutors in court last month also highlighted Brown’s history of disappearing and played part of a from a June episode of a far-right political podcast in which he brags about not having been arrested for the Capitol riot. 

‘Well, I’m hard to catch, I’m hard to kill,’ he said with a laugh. 

Brown served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, 17 of them in special forces. He settled in Tampa after his discharge and filed to run in the 2020 election as a candidate in Florida’s 14th congressional district, but withdrew from the race before the primary.

He claims to have information that could help the more than 600 other people charged for participating in the riots which he said he will reveal during his trial. 

‘I am an expert at what’s going on in this country,’ he said. ‘I am prepared to stay in prison for as long as the government says I need to be there.’ 



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