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Arkansas man arrested for invading Nancy Pelosi’s office


This news story was published on January 8, 2021.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Arkansas man has been arrested for invading House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the deadly insurrection that took place Wednesday in the nation’s capitol.

Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas was arrested today in Bentonville, Arkansas on multiple criminal charges related to his alleged unlawful activities earlier this week at the U.S. Capitol Building where he was photographed with his feet up on a desk in the Speaker of the House of Representatives’ office.

Barnett is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday. He will ultimately be extradited to Washington, D.C.

“The shocking images of Mr. Barnett with his boots up on a desk in the Speaker of the House’s office on Wednesday was repulsive,” said Jeffrey A. Rosen, Acting Attorney General of the United States. “Those who are proven to have committed criminal acts during the storming of the Capitol will face justice.”

Nancy Pelosi

According to court documents, U.S. Capitol Police learned that an individual had entered the restricted office area of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and was photographed with his feet propped up on furniture. Those photos were circulated on numerous news media platforms which identified the individual as Barnett. A search of law enforcement databases confirmed that the individual in the news photographs did in fact appear to be Barnett.

“This case is just one in a number that demonstrate the brazen acts that were committed at the Capitol on Wednesday,” said Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. “My Office is committed to prosecuting all individuals who participated in these abhorrent acts to the fullest extent of the law.”

“The U.S. Capitol is one of the most iconic buildings in our country and a symbol of the Constitution and people we have sworn to protect, and its destruction will not be tolerated,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. “This arrest demonstrates to all individuals involved in January 6 incursion into the U.S. Capitol that the FBI will find you and hold you accountable for your crimes, no matter your location. We thank the FBI Little Rock Field Office for their quick assistance in bringing this perpetrator to justice.”

Barnett is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with the assistance of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and the FBI’s Little Rock Field Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole McClain of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Richard Barnett, via Washington county, Arkansas jail

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15 Responses to Arkansas man arrested for invading Nancy Pelosi’s office

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Bet Kamala won’t bail him out like the ones this summer

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2021 at 5:56 am

    He’s got nothing to worry about. Donald Trump will pardon him and all of those other brave American citizens who were carrying out his wishes.

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    lawsteward Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    …as bugs Bunny would say…”what a maroon”!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Now this big, strong man looks pretty damn scared, doesn’t he? Now he claims he was “shoved in to the office against his will” and that he was just “looking for the bathroom.” He’ll cry and beg for mercy in front of the judge(s), just watch.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 7:51 am

    35 ANTIFA also arrested. Where is the article on that?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Nowhere, because it didn’t happen. You made it up.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 10:14 am

      Why not cite your claim? I haven’t seen or heard of this. If it’s true, it would be reported.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2021 at 7:50 pm

        You and I both know it wouldn’t be reported, It would go against the narrative of your liberal/Marxist media masters.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2021 at 7:11 pm

          It wasn’t reported because it’s not factual. Get a life.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 2:10 pm

      You’re an idiot

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      My friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s uncle was their and he saw what happened. The Trump supporters were picking up litter, feeding orphans, and reading there Bibles​, when he noticed ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING (way far from the peaceful Patriots), the Batmobile pulled up, and out popped the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, and it was them that did all the violent along with Auntie Fay

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2021 at 12:24 pm

        The left has a great deal of experience making things up, but most of them are more skilled than you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 6:36 am

    I wonder if he’s related to Mason City’s City Administrator?