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Florida Man “Sleeper” Arrested With Explosives At Protest For Jan. 6 Capitol Rioter

A Florida man has been arrested after suspicious behavior turned out to be explosives and a DACK plan locate din a backpack during a protest Thursday.

According to deputies, on Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m., deputies arrested 22-year-old Garrett Smith for three counts of Make-Possess-Discharge Destructive Device, Loitering, and Prowling.

According to detectives, at 5:00 p.m., a protest was taking place in front of the Pinellas County Justice Center located at 14250 49th Street North in Clearwater for the incarceration of 47-year-old Jeremy Brown.

Brown is currently being held in the Pinellas County Jail on federal charges stemming from the January 6, 2021 incident at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

A federal judge ordered Brown held without bond pending trial. Brown is housed at the Pinellas County Jail under a US Marshal Warrant.

At approximately 7:24 p.m., deputies in the area observed a male, later identified as Smith, dressed in all black clothing, a face covering, and carrying a black backpack, running away from the direction of the protest.

Deputies caught Smith at 144th Avenue North, west of 46th Street North in Clearwater.

After arresting Smith, deputies searched his backpack, where they found a black helmet and a list of items referred to as a Direct action list or (DACK) according to the sheriff. Deputies also located a pipe-style explosive device.

Brown is currently being held in the Pinellas County Jail on federal charges stemming from the January 6, 2021 incident at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Items found on Smith during arrest, Source: PCSO

Deputies searched the area and no additional explosive devices were located.

During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for Smith’s residence, where they located more explosive devices.

Brown is currently being held in the Pinellas County Jail on federal charges stemming from the January 6, 2021 incident at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Items found in Smith’s home Source: PCSO

Sheriff Gualtieri described Smith as a “sleeper” stating, “Those are the ones that are most concerning and the hardest to figure out.”

Detectives say Smith has no criminal history. Smith resides at home with his mother and father in Oldsmar.

Detectives have yet to determine why Smith possessed the explosive devices or what he intended to do with them.

Smith is being held in Pinellas County on a $300,000 bond.

Bob Gualtieri Garrett James Smith
22-year-old Garrett Smith

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4 Replies to “Florida Man “Sleeper” Arrested With Explosives At Protest For Jan. 6 Capitol Rioter”

  1. ?? Is the guy in camo with the glasses the same guy who was busted at 7:24 pm in all black with the Anarchist symbol, and moving the OPPOSITE way as the crowd?? Where did he change clothes?

  2. A domestic terrorist living at home with mommy and daddy. You know what might take up his idle bomb building time? A job.

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