Orlando, Florida (Orange County) – a news article posted on orlandosentinel.com reports that a salute a man who posted on social media that he was inside the US Capitol during the January sixth riot was arrested by law enforcement. According to the US attorneys office for the middle district of Florida, the suspect is part of a growing list of Florida residents who were involved in the fatal ordeal.
According to the suspect's arrest affidavit, the suspect, a 55-year-old man, Was seen on surveillance video captured inside the Capital's rotunda. According to the man's January 8, 2021, social media posts, the suspect stated, "You don't find it odd that police officer is welcoming everybody in? Considering the narrative that's being pushed?"
The news report states that the public was not permitted into the Capital while then-Vice President Mike Pence and Congress were certifying the 2020 US presidential election results. A "Stop the Steal" rally that was being attended by Dash President Donald Trump, who push the narrative that the election was stolen end then turn thousands of people to the Capitol. They were about 140 law enforcement officers injured in the attack on the Capitol.
According to the suspect's arrest affidavit, on January 20, 2021, the suspect posted on his social media account that he was inside the Capital during the raid. He also stated that "I found myself inside the building. The rotunda was nearly filled with people, "
The suspect is currently facing criminal charges of entering a restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. If the man is convicted, he faces up to one year in prison, a $100,000 fine, and up to one year of probation. At his court hearing, this past Monday afternoon at the federal courthouse located in downtown Orlando, Florida, the suspect was at his court hearing.
The suspect was the only individual who is not wearing a mask inside the quart room. The judge permitted the suspect to not wear his face covering as his defense attorney was messed up and no one else was sitting next to the suspect.
According to the news report, the suspect shifted his chair from side to side prior to the hearing and was dressed in gray shorts, A faded black T-shirt, and brown work boots.
The suspect was released from police custody on Monday afternoon, and the suspect is scheduled for his initial hearing via zoom on May 17, 2021, at 1 PM in Washington DC. According to the suspect, he doesn't have any money for a defense attorney, so he will be using a public defender to be appointed to him. The suspect is unable to renew his expired passport, use our possess drugs, alcohol, or firearms, or travel outside The middle district of Florida.
The suspect stated that he was concerned about being given a Washington DC public defender for his virtual hearing to be held next week. However, US magistrate judge Thomas B Smith stated, "given the number of people being charged, they've got this down by now. "
Following the hearing, the suspect screamed "go away" and attempted to hide his face with his hands as several reporters attempted to interview the suspect about the criminal charges he is facing.
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