More U.S. Capitol rioters arrested in viral video posts


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It was not known where Chansley was being held on Saturday, or whether he or Johnson had legal representation.

Johnson, who is appearing for the first time in federal court on Monday, is indicted from Washington.

A supporter of President Donald Trump sits inside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he protests inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. Photo by SAUL LOEB /AFP via Getty Images

A man who was arrested in connection with the events on Capitol Hill and threats to lawmakers told FBI agents he arrived in Washington on Thursday, a day late for the rally, after being delayed en route in the ‘Ohio, according to federal court documents.

Cleveland Meredith was found with a Tavor X95 assault rifle, Glock pistol, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and was arrested for threatening Pelosi after an FBI agent read January 7 text messages in which Meredith spoke of “putting a bullet in her noggin on live television” and knocking her over with her truck, according to a criminal complaint.

At least a dozen other people faced criminal charges in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in connection with the riot, and at least 40 others faced less serious charges in Superior Court of District of Columbia, a local authority. Many of them were arraigned Thursday and released, with a judge’s order not to return to Washington, except for court appearances or meetings with their lawyers.

They included Richard Barnett, Gravette, Arkansas, a man who was pictured sitting at Pelosi’s desk with his feet on the furniture.

In this photo taken on Jan.6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump, including QAnon supporter Jake Angeli (center), enter the Capitol in Washington.


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