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Man in headdress, man seen removing Pelosi's lectern among those charged in Capitol riots

Capitol Breach Arrests
Posted at 1:34 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 13:37:43-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men were charged in federal court Saturday in connection with the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

The first of the three men is Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli. The U.S. Attorney’s Office identified him as the man seen in photos dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, face paint, shirtless and with tan pants. He was also spotted carrying a spear with an American flag tied just below the blade.

Officials say Chansley was taken into custody Saturday and the Arizona man is being charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or ground without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The second man charged is Adam Johnson, who officials say is the man who was seen illegally entering the Capitol and removing the Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern from where it was stored.

Johnson, who is from Florida, is being 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. He was arrested Friday and remains in custody.

The third man charged is Derrick Evans. Officials say he’s a recently elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates who allegedly went live on Facebook, showing himself joining and encouraging a crowd unlawfully entering the Capitol. In the video, Evans is allegedly seen crossing the threshold of the doorway into the Capitol and shouting, “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”

Evans is being 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. He was taken into custody Friday.

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 U.S. Capitol Police.

At least five people have died as a result of the riots at the Capitol, including a Capitol police officer who was injured during the insurrection, a woman who was shot by law enforcement, and three others who officials say suffered medical emergencies.

The FBI is still 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.