Company fires employee who stormed Capitol with badge on (copy)

Nicholas Rodean, right, who was fired from his job at a Frederick-based marketing company after the riot at the Capitol, was charged Wednesday by federal authorities.

A man previously employed by two Frederick businesses and captured in images at the U.S. Capitol riot was arrested Wednesday on a federal warrant.

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department arrested Nicholas Rodean, according to spokesman and Officer Sean Hickman. Rodean was charged with one count each of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without law authority; knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on capitol grounds; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the capitol buildings, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was arrested in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation learned that several news outlets identified Rodean, and the agency also found social media mentions of him being involved in the riot, according to an FBI statement shared by the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI then confirmed his identity.

The photos of Rodean in the Capitol depict a “unique attire and a clear view of the individual’s face,” the FBI special agent wrote. He was photographed in the building wearing a red hat with “Trump” emblazoned on the front and carrying a large flag with the words, “Trump is my president.”

An attorney representing Rodean called the FBI Washington field office Jan. 8 to say Rodean wished to turn himself in to law enforcement, the FBI statement reads. The Baltimore Sun reported Rodean did turn himself in and was released until his trial, but Hickman could not confirm this to the News-Post.

Contact information for Rodean could not be found in an online court case database. Rodean’s attorney, Charles Burnham, wrote in an email he did not wish to comment Wednesday night.

A Frederick business, Navistar Direct Marketing, fired Rodean after he was identified in photos from the insurrection while wearing a work badge. Navistar said in a Facebook post that “...any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing.”

Glory Doughnuts & Diner, also in Frederick, revealed Rodean was a former employee of theirs as well.

“He is a former weekend employee of ours whom was let go last February,” a Glory Doughnuts Facebook post states. “We are shocked, saddened, and do not stand by this. This is not American. This is not patriotic.”

Rodean is one of at least nine Marylanders arrested following the Jan. 6 unrest in Washington, D.C., according to public Metro police records last updated Jan. 11. The Maryland residents arrested for “unrest-related” causes that day and the following day included people ranging in age from 16 to 43, with the most common charges being violating curfew and unlawful entry. One man, arrested in the U.S. Capitol visitor center, was charged with carrying a firearm on Capitol grounds and possessing a large capacity ammunition feeding device, among other offenses, according to police records.

Metro PD acknowledged the arrest report is preliminary and may change. Police defined an arrest as unrest-related “...if it was a curfew violation where a person refused to return home despite receiving a warning, and/or if the person committed another arrestable offense in a public space or due to unlawful entry of a private space, co-located with or near in time or place to demonstrations going on in the city at the time, and appearing clearly or likely linked to the civil unrest in the city.”

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(78) comments

C.D.Reid

Gee, I check back and see that no one seems to have gotten the correct answers to my game. Nothing but a lot of deflection from the ones who are too blind to admit that the Left's leaders are just as guilty of trying to incite violence as they claim Trump did. Ahh yes, deflection, the tool of the fools who have no legitimate argument, But yeah, bosco, it appears I did get them "fired up." [lol][lol]

LJF0929

I feel shameful in giggling to myself when I think of these fools going to jail now for participating on behalf of a man that would never, ever interact with them on the streets. A man that has never known what it's like to work a minimum paying job (Glory Donuts). A man that has a life bought and paid for. A man that would never sacrifice anything for these people, and they all sheepishly follow his lead. So I am going to have to try to keep a straight face when I read about these fools - this dummy spent the last week crapping himself, finally hired a lawyer and turned himself in, and now faces time in jail after a national scandal and pending court case. I cannot imagine it's worth it.......tens of thousands of dollars for an attorney and maybe a few thousand sleepless nights ahead. All for naught.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@LJF0929

I share your shame....just wanted you to know you are not alone.

HappySeller2014

No shame here. But giggling? Yep! Fall outta my chair, hit the floor, laughing so hard my sides hurt giggling.

Trump riles them up and then retreats to a television. All his rioters now racking up major bills, humiliation, job losses, arrests and shame. Spouses, neighbors and relatives turning each other in.

What a hoot! A sheep stampede.

C.D.Reid

Here's a fun game to play. Match the quote with the person who said it and see how many you can get right!

1.“There will be blood on the streets.”

2.“Who says protests have to be peaceful?”

3.“There needs to be unrest in the streets.”

4. “Protesters should not let up.”

5.“I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. Maybe there should be.”

6.“You get out and create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they are not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

A. Ayanna Pressley

B. Nancy Pelosi

C. Maxine Waters

D. Loretta Lynch

E. Chris Cuomo

F. Kamala Harris

In lieu of the incident at the Capitol last week, I wonder how many of these rabble rousers would repeat these statements?

NewMarketParent

@CDeez

You are the worst at party games.

Context matters! Yelling fire in the middle of a forest with no one around is not the same as yelling it in a crowded movie theater. Where did you learn your logic skills from?

LJF0929

I agree - not a very fun game......I thought it would be so much more entertaining.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@Butch

You may need to rethink the games you want to play on the FNP comment forum.

Remember we can't see your face and context can get lost without that visual..

Greg F

Tell us who incited the riot CD....it was none of the above. It was the orange a hole.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@Butch

How long did it take you to write that post? You know Google all that stuff? probably awhile right? then further down you told us to ignore what you say so I'm not sure why you are spending so much time on your comments when you just told us to ignore what you say? You a tad bored today? So do you want us to pay attention to what you post or not? I'm confused....should we find it necessary to read something into your comments or not?

NewMarketParent

@PurplePickles

I am pretty sure CDeez copy and pastes from FB as he is too lazy to do any real work himself.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@NMP

FB...i forgot about FB, I left FB a long time ago, who is still on FB anyway? I mean after the Cambridge Analytical Scandal I couldn't trust them anymore.

bosco

Good one, CD. You succeeded in firing up the cult. Only 6 more days and they'll have to switch to defending Quid Pro Joe and CommaLA. It's going to be a fun one to four years. Joe's already back peddling on his 100 Day Miracle Cure Plan.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@stimpy

I'm sorry we haven't paid attention to you......maybe jump up a little higher, sometimes I think Butch does suck up the all air in room.

CD, you should add to your stupid game - Bonus points : who said “you can grab them by the pu**y”, lead an insurrection, a coup on the Capitol that murdered a police officer, impeached 2 times, you voted for twice and in the near future will be sending him flowers in jail? 🤔 ( Hint: said Revolutionary War Troops 'took over the airport’ in his 4th of July speech and you thought he was right). No cheating

HappySeller2014

CD, all six of those folks you listed have marched in the streets with their constituents in support of their needs.

On January 6th, Trump incited a mob and then retreated to a White House bunker room to watch a riot unfold on television.

Those six folks you are quoting are leaders.

And you would rather be led by Trump?

Context matters CD. Your right wing conservative media feeds you this muck and you lap it up. The real question here is, of the six you listed, and Trump, who are LEADERS? Six are. One is not.

matts853

Hey CD, as I write this, a 12’ high wall is being built around the capitol - too keep Trump’s people out! Is Trump going to pay for it?

Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!

What a disgrace.

MAGA!!!

C.D.Reid

I think my question to all the Trump Haters who decry the incident at the Capitol on Jan. 6th as unprecedented (which, in itself, was,) were they as indignant when the radical Left terrorist organization Armed Resistance Unit detonated a bomb in the same Capitol on November 7, 1983? How about when Bill Clinton, on his last day as the most corrupt president in U.S. history, commuted the prison sentence of Linda Evans, one of those convicted for that bombing, from 40 years down to 16 years? Were you outraged then when he did that?

threecents

Please stop trying to draw false equivalents. Why are you obsessed with this quest to find hypocrisy rather than just observe the truth without that agenda?

HappySeller2014

CD, as a follower obviously of the party of Lincoln, you really should stop digging your hole deeper and deeper.

Back up the yellow CAT macinery, take a break at the rim of your crater, pop a beer, light a cigar, and ask yourself...what would Honest Abe Lincoln say to you right now?

I can come up with ancillaries and corralaries to all your arguments all the way back to the day Jesus was born. Let's live in January of 2021.

NewMarketParent

@CDeez

Your defense at this point is to bring up an incident that happened when I was 8 years old.

C.D.Reid

They were just questions, NewMarketMommy/Chump. Why do you and the rest of fido's lackeys find it necessary to read something into it that's just not there?

NewMarketParent

@CDeez

Why do you find it necessary to create false equivalencies to make a point? You do nothing but argue in bad faith, yet you expect to be taken seriously.

If you want to have a substantive conversation, come with substantive points. If you want to play whataboutism, it is best played in its native Russian.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@NMP

So in other words (Butch's words) you can just ignore any thing he says, that's how I read his response back to you?

phydeaux994

I am always in your thoughts Dave. Which I can completely understand. Hero Worship.

PurplePickles aka L&M

@Phy

Could be puppy love...also.

C.D.Reid

So, NewMarketMommy/Chump, does the fact that it occurred when you were 8 years old diminish the significance of it? The severity of it? Does it diminish the fact that radical Left wing anarchists attacked, and damaged, the nation's Capitol by detonating a bomb in it? Those are simple Yes or No questions so, how are you now going to deflect from them?

Hands down, the most infamously corrupt president will go down in history as Trump. No past presidency comes close. Look at his resume: from colluding with the Russians to be elected, His comment on the disruption in Charlottesville “there was good on both sides”. Destroying relationships with our allies. In Helsinki, saying he believed Putin over our intelligence department , dozen of examples of racist swipes directed at Americans. The assault on our environment. Two impeachment trophies not to mention the first president to leading an insurrection on our government, a coup. As his cult was tearing down the Capitol and killing cops, he tweeted “we love you 😘.” And overwhelming his disastrous management of the Covid plague... wasn’t this all supposed to be over by last Easter 🐣? That’s a lock on the “worst president”.

LJF0929

[thumbup]

matts853

When you have to look back to 1983 to make a point, you’ve lost the argument.

But since you’re waxing nostalgic, CD, why didn’t you mention Timothy McVeigh? You remember the Oklahoma City Bombing, right?

Better yet, all you need to know is that DHS has declared right wing extremists and white supremacy groups as the number 1 domestic terror threat. Gee, I can’t imagine why.

Because of Trump and his radical followers, the Capitol of the Untied States is occupied by our very OWN military! Let that sink in. There are more American troops at the capital right now than there are in Iraq and Afghanistan combined, and all 50 state capitols are on lock down. The FBI said internet chatter from the right wing extremists is “off the charts.” At its worst, BLM never came close to this level of extremism. Thanks to Trump and his rabid supporters, Washington DC looks more Kabul than America.

Greg F

So, we have to go back nearly 40 years to find something, eh CD? You did not find an insurrection though, did you? Nope. You did not find an president directly soliciting violence like we have now, three US reps being investigated for giving insider info to assist the insurgents, and some Capitol Police wearing maga hats and giving the intruders directions, eh? Really CD...I wonder if you didn't go there yourself and are distracting attention. My guess...you were there. It would fit like a glove. If not, I'd be truly surprised, as that's where your sympathies are with the rebel Yee-Hawdies.

HappySeller2014

If you have to go back to 1983 to change minds here, I must admit CD, you already need a much better defense.

LJF0929

Oh you're going to have to change your dialogue - Trump will most certainly go down as the most corrupt (and worst) president in the US, but for now, okay.......a few more days....

shiftless88

Wow! Looking through the people being sought and arrested I am astounded by how many do not seem like antifa.....

C.D.Reid

Ummm, maybe that's because they were posing as Trump supporters. During the Vietnam war, could you look at a Vietnamese peasant and tell if he was a V.C. or not?

shiftless88

CD; Of all the people arrested so far, all have been clearly Trump supporters and not antifa. What part of that fact do you not understand?

C.D.Reid

And what proof do you have of that, shift? The fact that they had Trump apparel on and were carrying American flags? Yeah, right, you just keep thinking that bud. [thumbup]

shiftless88

CD; many of those arrested have an extensive history online and their own admissions. No need to speculate.

phydeaux994

They are the same ones who were rioting and looting and burning and destroying after dark this past Summer DM (not CD). BTW, do you prefer that I call you DM (not CD) or your real name Dave?

NewMarketParent

@CDeez

Why are you in such denial that these are your people? What would make you believe that they are? If the answer is nothing, then just admit that you are arguing in bad faith.

Greg F

CD, you can't find proof they weren't Antifa or BLM on your right wing sites....FBI will give you enough proof and has so far not found one iota of what you say to be true. Seems time FNP needs to ban CD for being one of the instigators and facilitators of absolute falsehoods.

threecents

OMG, You are not still going on with the conspiracy theories are you?

HappySeller2014

CD, you see any antifa dress up in bullhorns, buffalo skins and workplace ID badges lately?

CD, you must come to peace with yourself.

Greg F

TO FNP....CD needs to be removed as an instigator of falsehoods in the same way that Trump got booted from Facebook an Twitter. Get on with it!

matts853

For once, I agree with you happy!

Greg F

There were plenty of people there who said they weren't Antifa or posers as Maga people...THEY WERE MAGA Morons....and one of the chicken-sh** senators Steve Daines who was there (republican) said so too. They weren't BLM, and they weren't just there to protest...they were there to invade, hurt, maim, possibly kidnap (zip ties) and possibly kill (which they did to one officer). You keep on grasping at anything like a boy looking for his lost puppy. https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-antifa-paid-protest/fact-check-video-shows-prankster-not-antifa-rep-saying-he-was-paid-to-protest-at-the-capitol-idUSKBN29D219

matts853

CD, your handle is so appropriate, ‘cause your spinning like one. And what’s that music I hear you D-Jaying? Sounds like “Crumblin’ Down’ by John Mellencamp. Because that’s what the walls around Trump are doing.

HappySeller2014

The Daily Press newspaper in the Hampton Roads, VA area is posting today a mugshot of an individual who was arrested and arraigned.

So are other newspapers throughout the US of various individuals.

Why can't the FNP print a mushot here? One surely is available.

The pic in this article is over a week old. The US Capitol is stormed for the first time since 1814, and nine days later, we have not seen a single mugshot of anyone in the FNP? Dozens upon dozens of folks are being arrested throughout the US, including many Marylanders and Frederick locals.

Take a step back and think what this is telling all of us, whether stunningly obvious, or unintentionally oblivious. I challenge the FNP to look at itself deeply here in the mirror.

HappySeller2014

I found this information regarding a 2012 Department of Justice memo...

"The U.S. Marshals Services states in its 2012 booking photograph disclosure policy that it only releases photos to the media if a "fugitive has not yet been captured.

Once a prisoner has been arrested, the general rule is that no release should be made because release of photographs of that prisoner to the media or public would not serve law enforcement purposes, the policy reads.

There are special circumstances that would warrant the release of a booking photo — such as an alert to the country that a dangerous fugitive has been captured or to encourage witnesses to come forward."

Sounds likd these special circumstances are in play here and a booking photo is clearly appropriate for the FNP to post. Other newspapers throughout the US clearly think so and have posted federal mugshots regarding this January 6th incident.

threecents

Sorry, why do we want booking photos?

HappySeller2014

Three, peel back a few more layers of the onion, and you will see my point. This is not a want issue. This is a consistency in journalist reporting issue.

You seem smart. Come on, make a reach and figure this one out.

DickD

So, he ruined his life for Trump. Let's see what Trump does for him.

C.D.Reid

So, Dick, yesterday you posted "“CD claims to be patriotic, did he serve in the military?” and I asked you if one has to serve in the military to be patriotic? I'm sorry, but missed your answer to my question. What was it again?

Business Owner

A Trump supporter worked at Glory Donuts?

Whatsup

Why wasn't the other nine Marylanders names included in this article?

PurplePickles aka L&M

@Whatsup

I saw this yesterday in the Baltimore Sun

At least 9 Maryland residents arrested in connection with riots at U.S. Capitol, including man charged with carrying gun on grounds

One Maryland man, 33-year-old Christopher Alberts, was arrested after he was seen carrying the pistol without a license and the high-capacity magazine, according to D.C. police. It’s illegal to carry guns onto the Capitol grounds.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-cr-marylanders-arrested-at-capitol-20210107-nd4fjzvmifdxflacbby4mxmyqu-story.html?outputType=amp

sevenstones1000

This person can partially redeem himself by giving up all information he knows about the individuals behind this. He needs to provide names of those who directed and carried out the violence. Who told him he was allowed to go into a closed federal building? How did he get down to DC, did he go with other people? Who organized that transportation and what were they told? What were the instructions at a local level?

C.D.Reid

If he was released from Glory Doughnuts & Diner eleven months ago, why was his employment there even mentioned in the article? It had nothing to do with his activities on Jan. 6th. Just more FNP sensationalism.

Dwasserba

I believe they came forward.

matts853

They did, but rather than take time to gather facts, CD just closes his eyes and throws hand grenades.

C.D.Reid

Who came forward, Glory Doughnuts & Diner? And, if so, why? And, if so, why did the FNP find it necessary to mention it? What does his former employment of a year ago have to do with his actions last week? Rather than be a smartass, why not offer explanations?

matts853

Because the business wanted to make a statement condemning what this young man did so they won’t lose customers. If you have so many questions, CD, call them up and ask them.

Treva B

Where is the thug terrorist's mugshot? Why isn't it on display in the article? I'm sure the feds can supply it. Double standards in every way. Smh

Nicki

Good point, Treva!

threecents

Felony charges should be brought against all those who broke into the Capitol. That message has to be sent to others who consider attacks on the government.

C.D.Reid

What felony charges are you referring to?

Greg F

Well, CD, since you seem only to be able to use your keyboard to vomit stupidity instead of a thought-out, researched idea, here you go: See this: 18 U.S.C. Section 2383, and this from DOJ/FBI He said the crimes include "everything from trespass, to theft of mail, to theft of digital devices inside the Capitol, to assault on local officers, federal officers both outside and inside the Capitol, to the theft of potential national security information or national defense information, to felony murder, even civil rights, excessive force investigations."

Sherwin added, "The gamut of cases and criminal conduct we're looking at is really mind-blowing." There are also good videos I'm sure your right wing media folks won't publish or play about FBI head and DOJ head announcing the hunt for the suspects and litany of charges they face. Then there's this, since you seem handicapped from an ability to do any of your own research: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-12/capitol-rioters-facing-sedition-charges-as-doj-ramps-up-probe

Hayduke2

CD - really?? Don't continue to embarrass yourself....

matts853

CD, try these 2 felony charges on for size. That Rocky Mount VA cop you were so proud of the other day - well he and his buddy each face a charge of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and a charge of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

This kid can be charged with both of those as well.

I’m sure Faux News hasn’t mentioned this bit of bad news for Trump’s patriotic insurrectionists, but I’m here for you to help you keep up.

matts853

Here you go, CD. These numb nuts were naive enough to think they could just waltz into the capitol. Either that or it’s CYA time. They admitted a capitol police officer let them in and gave them water. Way to throw a fellow officer under the bus. If what they say is true about the other officer, he’ll get arrested and fired as well. And I wonder what they think about all the other cops that were getting crushed, beaten, maced, and killed while they were taking selfies like they were tourists instead of terrorists. I hope it was worth it for them.

And way to quote the fictional Col. Nathan R. Jessup from ‘A Few Good Men’ guys. You can’t fix stupid. Peace.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/01/13/two-rocky-mount-officers-now-face-federal-charges-in-connection-with-storming-of-us-capitol/%3foutputType=amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/01/13/two-rocky-mount-officers-now-face-federal-charges-in-connection-with-storming-of-us-capitol/%3foutputType=amp

threecents

CD, I'm not a lawyer, but I think one felony charge could be domestic terrorism, as Bosco mentioned.

Dwasserba

? When have we ever seen an FBI mugshot

gabrielshorn2013

At the post office

matts853

This is what happens when Trump is allowed by his enablers to poison the minds of impressionable people with impunity. This kid got sucked into and trapped in the alternate reality Trump manifested by all his lies. Trump owns this kid’s pain. I hope some of these families are able to sue Trump for ruining their lives. MAGA.

honeycin

Wasn't this in the paper last week?

public-redux

Nope. Last week the story was him being fired. This week the story is him being arrested.

bosco

I hope the proposal to add anyone convicted of domestic terrorism to the no Fly List comes to fruition. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

Greg F

FBI is already considering that.

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