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California Man Facing Federal Charges in Maryland for Attempted Murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Case 8:22-mj-01848-TJS Filed 06/08/22

https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/california-man-facing-federal-charges-maryland-attempted-murder-united-states-judge

Case 8:22-mj-01848-TJS Filed 06/08/22

ROSKE then told the detective that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. ROSKE indicated that he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws. ROSKE stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice's Montgomery County address on the Internet. ROSKE further indicated that he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the Justice's residence and killing the Justice as well as himself.

8. I conducted a second interview of ROSKE at approximately 9:54 a.m. on June 8, 2022, after I advised ROSKE of his constitutional rights and he waived those rights in writing. Among other things, ROSKE admitted again that he had traveled to the Montgomery County residence with the intent to break into the Justice's house and to kill the Justice and then himself.

Kavanaugh Home Suspect Affidavit

https://www.scribd.com/document/577628809/Nicholas-John-Roske-Criminal-Complaint-Case-8-22-mj-01848

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Department of Justice

www.justice.gov

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland

Greenbelt, Maryland – A criminal complaint was filed today charging Nicholas John Roske, age 26, of Simi Valley, California, for federal charges of attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice. Roske is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt today at 3:00 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan.

The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County Police Department; and U.S Marshal Johnny Hughes.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on June 8, 2022, at approximately 1:05 a.m., two United States Deputy Marshals saw an individual dressed in black clothing and carrying a backpack and a suitcase, get out of a taxicab that had stopped in front of the residence of a current Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The individual looked at the two Deputy U.S. Marshals, who were standing next to their parked vehicle, and then turned to walk down the street.

Shortly thereafter, Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received a call from Nicholas John Roske, who allegedly informed the call taker that he was having suicidal thoughts and had a firearm in his suitcase. Roske also allegedly stated that he traveled from California to Maryland to kill a specific Supreme Court Justice. Montgomery County Police Department officers were dispatched to the location near the residence where they encountered Roske, who was still on the telephone with the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center. Roske was taken into custody and law enforcement officers seized the backpack and the suitcase that were still in his possession.

As detailed in the affidavit, a search of the seized suitcase and backpack revealed a black tactical chest rig and tactical knife, a pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crow bar, pistol light, duct tape, hiking boots with padding on the outside of the soles, and other items.

Roske was transported to the Montgomery County Police Department where, after being advised of his constitutional rights, Roske allegedly told detectives that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

If convicted, Roske faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for attempted murder of a United States Judge. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. A criminal complaint is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by criminal complaint is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the FBI, the Montgomery County Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service for their work in the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen O. Gavin, who is prosecuting the federal case.

For more information on the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, and its efforts to protect national security, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-md and https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/anti-terrorism

Attachment(s): Download roskenicholasjohncriminalcomplaint.pdf

https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/press-release/file/1511646/download

Component(s): USAO - Maryland

Contact: Marcia Murphy

(410) 209-4854

AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF CRIMINAL COMPLAINT

I, Special Agent Ian Montijo, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), being duly sworn, deposes and states as follows:

1. This affidavit is being submitted in support of a Criminal Complaint charging with NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE with attempt to murder a United States Supreme Court Justice in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(A).

PROBABLE CAUSE

2. I am an "investigative or law enforcement officer of the United States" within the meaning of Section 2510(7) of Title 18, United States Code, that is, an officer of the United States who is empowered by law to conduct investigations of and to make arrests for offenses enumerated in Section 2516 of Title 18.

3. I have been employed by the FBI since January 2020, and am currently assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBl)'s Baltimore Division with the Joint Terrorism Task Force ("JTTF"). Previously, I spent four years in the United States Marine Corps serving as an Intelligence Officer. During my tenure with the FBI, I have gained knowledge in the use of various investigative techniques including the utilization of location data, physical surveillance, investigative interviews, the service of Grand Jury Subpoenas, and the execution of search and arrest warrants primarily in domestic terrorism investigations. From these experiences, I have become familiar with the ways in which persons plan and conduct criminal activities, to include but not limited to, the efforts persons involved in such activity take to disguise operations and avoid detection by law enforcement.

4. On June 8, 2022, at approximately I :05 a.m., two United States Deputy Marshals saw an individual dressed in black clothing and carrying a backpack and a suitcase, get out of a taxicab that had stopped in front of the Montgomery County, Maryland residence of a current Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The individual looked at the two Deputy U.S. Marshals, who were standing next to their parked vehicle, and then turned to walk down the street.

5. Shortly thereafter, Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center fielded a call from an individual who identified himself as NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE. ROSKE informed the call taker that he was having suicidal thoughts and had a firearm in his suitcase. ROSKE also told the call taker he came from California to kill a specific United States Supreme Court Justice. The Montgomery County Police Department officers were dispatched to the location near the Supreme Court Justice's residence where they encountered ROSKE, who was still on the telephone with the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center. ROSKE was taken into custody without incident and law enforcement officers seized both the backpack and the suitcase that were still in his possession.

6. An inventory search of the seized suitcase and backpack revealed a black tactical chest rig and tactical knife, a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crow bar, pistol light, duct tape, hiking boots with padding on the outside of the soles, and other items.

7. After being transported to the Montgomery County Police Department Second District Precinct, a detective advised ROSKE of his constitutional rights. ROSKE indicated that he understood his rights, agreed to speak with the agents, and signed a written waiver to that effect. ROSKE then told the detective that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. ROSKE indicated that he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws. ROSKE stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice's Montgomery County address on the Internet. ROSKE further indicated that he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the Justice's residence and killing the Justice as well as himself.

8. I conducted a second interview of ROSKE at approximately 9:54 a.m. on June 8, 2022, after I advised ROSKE of his constitutional rights and he waived those rights in writing. Among other things, ROSKE admitted again that he had traveled to the Montgomery County residence with the intent to break into the Justice's house and to kill the Justice and then himself.

CONCLUSION

9. Based on the above information, I believe probable cause exists to support the issuance of a Criminal Complaint charging NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE with attempt to murder a United States Supreme Court Justice in violation of 18 U.S.C. § l 15(a)(l)(A).

Ian Montijo Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Affidavit submitted by email and attested to me as true and accurate by telephone consistent with Fed. R. Crim. P. 4.1 and 4l(d)(3) this 8th day of June, 2022.

The Honorable Timothy J. Sullivan United States Magistrate Judge District of Maryland

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