An second federal firearm charge has been filed against a Texas man accused of shooting at law police prior to his initial court appearance after being charged in connection with the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to officials.
In addition to the four misdemeanor counts connected to his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, Nathan Pelham, of Greenville, Texas, has now been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. Pelham, 40, has a criminal record and has been convicted before, said the attorney’s office.
This month, the District of Columbia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Pelham with the offenses from January 6. He was informed of the allegations by an FBI agent on April 12 and instructed to self-surrender five days later, which he did, according to the press statement.
However, on the evening of April 12, local law enforcement visited Pelham’s home to check on his wellbeing “in response to a call from a relative, who advised deputies that Mr. Pelham had a gun,” according to the press release.
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Upon arrival, deputies allegedly “heard gunshots emanating from the residence”. Following an hour, Pelham “walked onto the porch and allegedly fired towards several deputies, who could be heard on body-worn camera video noting bullets ‘whiz’ by them.”
The attorney’s office claims that Pelham was told to put his pistol down but “continued to waive it” and went back inside his house. Later that night, he is accused of firing several shots outside his house.
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