July 26, 2021 12:56

Arrests Continue Nationwide in Capitol Siege Incidents

Federal authorities are continuing to round up people who took part in last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including two men accused of carrying plastic restraints and others who allegedly carried weapons or stole from the building, reports USA Today. At least 58 people have been charged in incidents in or near the Capitol on Wednesday. Those arrested have come from 24 states and the District of Columbia. The Justice Department has filed more than 55 criminal cases related to the riot that left five dead. Among the charges are carrying a loaded hand gun and Molotov cocktails and making a threat against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

On Sunday, authorities arrested Eric Munchel of Tennessee and Larry Brock of Texas. Munchel was allegedly the man shown in photos dressed in black, carrying plastic restraints and a vest with a cell phone mounted to his chest. Brock was allegedly the man identified wearing a green helmet, green tactical vest with patches and a camo jacket. FBI agent Steven D’Antuono said that even if you have “left the D.C. region, you can still expect a knock on the door if we find out that you were part of the criminal activity at the Capitol.” On Saturday, authorities arrested Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, of Arizona, the man seen wearing red, white and blue face paint and a bearskin headdress with horns in viral photos from the Capitol. Others arrested include Richard Barnett of Arkansas, who was photographed holding mail from Pelosi’s office, and Derrick Evans, a recently elected West Virginia legislator who resigned on Saturday.

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