WASHINGTON — The Latest on the man arrested near the White House Sunday morning with a carload of guns (all times local):
Court documents reveal that the man arrested near the White House is a former Memphis police officer who had an arsenal of weapons in his car and believed the CIA had implanted a chip in his head.
The man, 37-year-old Timothy J. Bates of Collierville, Tennessee, was arrested early Sunday morning near the White House. He made his first court appearance Monday on charges of illegally carrying a rifle or shotgun.
According to court documents, Bates was approached by uniformed members of the Secret Service as he appeared to be urinating. He told the officers that he was trying to reach Defense Secretary James Mattis or the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Mike Rogers, for advice on missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of his head.
Bates gave officers permission to search his illegally parked car, and they discovered nine firearms including a Bushmaster assault rifle and a loaded AK-47.
The Secret Service says it arrested someone near the White House on Sunday for possessing firearms.
In a statement Monday, the agency says officers were approached by an individual at 17th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue at about 7:15 a.m. Sunday. The location is the Old Executive Office Building, part of the White House grounds.
The Secret Service says the person was arrested for possessing “several firearms.” It provided no further details.