ORLANDO, FLORIDA - A news report posted on clickorlando.com states that an Orlando man was arrested and charged with several criminal offenses in connection with the Capitol riot. A 40-year-old U.S. military veteran was captured by FBI agents last Friday morning.
According to the news report on clickorlando.com, the man has been charged with nine counts, including assaulting and resisting officers, entering a restricted building, violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, obstructing an official proceeding, and civil disorder.
The criminal charges stemmed from January 6, 2021, when several hundred protesters charged the U.S. Capitol building, obstructing Congress's joint session. The lawmakers were convening to certify the presidential election of Joseph Biden. According to law enforcement documents received by News 6, law enforcement investigators maintain that a man who resembled the suspect was witnessed by Capitol Police body cameras moving West Plaza barriers.
FBI investigators allege the body-worn camera footage shows the suspect outside the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. The investigators stated that the suspect was also seen moving the barriers toward the Capitol police officers. The FBI claims the video images captured inside the U.S. Capitol Building show the suspect "walking around the Senate Wing hallway."
FBI investigators reported that the suspect's brother-in-law, a Georgia sheriff's deputy, identified the suspect from a "wanted" image posted on the FBI's Capitol riot website. FBI investigators allege surveillance video camera footage reveals the suspect inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. During the suspect's initial appearance before a federal magistrate, last Friday, very few details of the charges against the suspect were revealed by prosecutors.
The suspect was ordered to be discharged from police custody without bond. He was ordered to turn in his firearm, stay in Central Florida or Washington, D.C. for court hearings, and to consent to a mental evaluation. If the suspect is convicted of all of the criminal charges against him, he could receive a maximum prison sentence of 34 years and $855,000 in fines.
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