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FBI arrests 2 Indianapolis men, 1 Greenwood man for roles in Jan. 6 riots

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 16:28:42-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Federal Bureau of Investigation says two men from Indianapolis and one man from Greenwood have been arrested on charges related to the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol in 2021.

The Indianapolis Field Office of the FBI announced the arrests on social media, saying the three men were all charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

All of the men, who are related, were arrested at their homes Thursday morning, an FBI spokesperson said.

Their initial appearances were also scheduled for Thursday in New Albany, the spokesperson said. They were released pending further proceedings in the District of Columbia.

According to a federal court document, Jared Cantrell, 38, Eric Cantrell, 51, and Quentin Cantrell, 54, were all charged.

Through an investigation, an FBI Task Force Officer found several images on social media of the men at the Capitol.

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The FBI included this photo of Jared Cantrell from Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol Building in a federal court document.
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The FBI found this image of Quentin Cantrell (left) and Jared Cantrell (right) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol Building.

A search warrant of Jared's Facebook found several posts, including one where he said he didn't think he broke any laws.

“I do not think I broke any laws," he wrote. "I have not been to the capitol before and was a big reason I went in the first place. I didn’t go over any barricades or push through any police. They were letting folks in and at no point was there any verbal Indication from any authority to not go in."

The FBI also found several images of them at the U.S. Capitol from open-source video from Jan. 6.

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An FBI spokesperson said the men were not featured on some of the seeking information posters related to the Jan. 6 riots.

At least nine other people from Indiana have been charged in connection with the riots.

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Additional information hasn't been released at this time.