KEY POINTS

  • Matthew Wright has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges after he blocked the lanes of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge over the Colorado River using an armored truck last year
  • The 32-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and fleeing from law enforcement as part of a plea agreement
  • In a letter Wright wrote inside his jail cell included the phrase, “for where we go one, we go all," the rallying cry of QAnon conspiracy theory followers

A 32-year-old man has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges following his attempt to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam with a homemade armored vehicle in 2018.

Matthew Wright of Henderson, Nevada pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat, aggravated assault and fleeing from law enforcement as part of a plea agreement on February 4, said the Associated Press, citing a report from the Arizona Republic.

He was previously charged with obstruction of a highway, endangerment, unlawful flight from law enforcement, misconduct involving a weapon and felony acts of terrorism on June 15, 2018.

Joint Terrorism Task Force personnel on the site of a shooting rampage at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force personnel on the site of a shooting rampage at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida Photo: FBI / Handout

In June 2018, Wright blocked traffic by barricading a black armored truck across the lanes of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge over the Colorado River. Arizona Department of Public Safety told ABC News that Wright was standing next to the vehicle with a sign that read, “Release the OIG report.”

After more than an hour, Wright decided to flee in his vehicle and drove past authorities and tire deflation devices. Despite having three flat tires, Wright continued his escape until he was stopped and arrested on a dirt road heading toward the river.

Two assault-type rifles, two handguns and 900 rounds of ammunition were discovered by police in the vehicle, added the outlet.

From his jail cell, Wright wrote a letter and included the phrase, “for where we go one, we go all.” CBS News reported in an August 2, 2018 article that this phrase, which was taken from the movie “White Squall” starring Jeff Bridges, is the rallying cry of the Q A non community.

They believe that a certain government insider, aptly labeled as “Q,” has in-depth knowledge into President Donald Trump and the “deep state,” and that the President is “on the verge of exposing a cabal of pedophiles, globalists and celebrities who secretly control America.”

Wright's sentencing is scheduled for March 4, 2020.