A federal magistrate Monday arraigned a member of the Branch Davidians, one of three men who tried to fight their way out of the group’s compound near Mount Carmel about 5 p.m. Sunday.
Delroy Nash, 28, of Mount Carmel was charged by the U.S. Magistrate Dennis Green with conspiracy for the attempted homicide of a federal law enforcement officer and use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
The Associated Press reported a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms official said Nash was being held in McLennan County Jail.
U.S. District Court records show Judge Green denied Nash bond.
A pretrial hearing for Nash has been set for March 9 in U.S. District Judge Walter Smith’s court.
Sharon Wheeler, ATF spokeswoman, said the Mount Carmel operation is now a joint one between ATF and the FBI.
Questions were referred to a joint command center at Texas State Technical College, but no one could answer questions Monday night.
According to an affidavit files by Charles Meyer, an ATF special agent, he and other ATF agents patrolling the compound came across three men about 5 p.m. Sunday.
Meyer and the other agents identified themselves and ordered the trio not to move.
The three began firing at the agents, who fired back and struck one of the men.
Nash surrendered and another man was killed, but ATF agents would not say what the status of the third man was. An ATF spokesman in Washington Sunday night reported the third man was presumed dead, but that was not confirmed Monday.
Agents searched Nash and found 99 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition and a .22-caliber pistol on him.
Court records indicated Nash is not a U.S. citizen but did not list his nationality. Records also said he has an eighth-grade education.