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Three men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol


This news story was published on January 9, 2021.
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WASHINGTON – Three men were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

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Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, of Arizona, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Chansley was taken into custody today.

It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants. This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade.

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Getty Images photographer Win McNamee

Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Johnson was arrested yesterday and is currently in custody.

It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building. A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern.

Derrick Evans, 35, of West Virginia, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. Evans was taken into custody Friday.

It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Evans, a recently elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, streamed live to his Facebook page a video of himself joining and encouraging a crowd unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol. In the video, Evans is allegedly seen crossing the threshold of the doorway into the U.S. Capitol and shouting, “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.

The information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest. Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.

The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.Hansley SOFEvans complaint affidavitJohnson SOF

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11 Responses to Three men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I bet if the two without the head gear were wearing COVID masks they would not have been identified.

  2. Southsider Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    He lives with his mother and in his 30s She must be so proud!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2021 at 9:10 am

    The guy in the Viking outfit is pure Antifia as proven by photos of him at blm riots this summer- be surprised if other two are not his buddies in crime also paid for by the dnc – this protest was set up by the left – these people knew what to do and led the charge and just like Custer they fell for the bait . Hang on folks the media says conservatives are in for hard times ?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2021 at 11:20 am

      Qanon supporter.Get it right!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      He was at Atifia riots as a counter protester. He has been on the FBI & Homeland security as a right wing/white nationalist domestic terrorist for years, way before Antifia. Get it right so you are not spreading false narratives like you cult leader does.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2021 at 10:44 am

    • HOLN1 Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2021 at 11:48 am

      I’m almost sure this protest was set up by the President , in fact he even spoke at it. I don’t think the President would speak at a protest/rally set up by the Democrats. The President said it would be WILD. You can even look that up. Stay safe , wear your mask

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2021 at 12:21 pm

        Things can be wild in good taste also

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2021 at 5:18 pm

          Not if it involves the trump family. Nothing they do is in good taste.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2021 at 8:26 pm

        Of course it was. Th riot was exactly what Trump wanted, to show everybody how powerful his inept, impotent self is. Immediately afterward, when it blew up in his fat orange face, he threw all of them under the bus, like he always does.

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2021 at 9:02 pm

        I think this was planned by DJT, his “team” and members of Congress. It’s being sorted out now.