More than 20 people have been arrested for their alleged roles in Wednesday's riots at the Capitol

By Steve Helling
January 12, 2021 10:48 AM
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Since last Wednesday's deadly assault on the United States Capitol, federal law enforcement has been busy tracking down the rioters who contributed to the mayhem, during which five people were killed, including police officer Brian D. Sicknick.

More 20 people have been arrested, and the Department of Justice says that more arrests are forthcoming.

Some of the arrestees were photographed ransacking the Capitol. Others are accused of bringing weapons to Capitol Hill. The FBI has set up a website asking the public to help them identify additional suspects.

Here are some of the most high-profile arrests so far.

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson, 36, of Pinellas County, Florida, was arrested on Friday just days after he was allegedly caught on camera carrying the House speaker's lectern. He has been 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 has not yet entered a plea.

Larry Rendell Brock

Texan Larry Rendell Brock, 53, faces two federal charges of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful entering, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct. His arrest affidavit alleges that his ex-wife of 18 years was one of the people who reported him to the FBI after seeing him in the House chambers in full tactical gear. He has not entered a plea.

Jake Angeli

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Angeli, 33, entered the Capitol bare-chested, wearing a fur hat with horns and American flag face paint He was arrested and charged with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," according to an FBI press release. He has pleaded not guilty.

Now in a detention facility, Angeli hasn't been eating, and his mother told reporters that he can only eat organic food. A U.S. Marshall told ABC15 that they will attempt to provide him with food in line his strict organic diet.

Richard Barnett

Pro-Trump rioters inside Nancy Pelosi's office
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Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas, was photographed gleefully sitting at Nancy Pelosi's desk. "I wrote her a nasty note, put my feet up on her desk," Barnett, who goes by the nickname Bigo, told the New York Times. He insisted that he did not steal anything, because he "put a quarter on her desk." Barnett has been taken into custody on federal charges of entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property. He has not yet entered a plea.

Eric Munchel

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Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, allegedly entered the Capitol with a handgun and zip ties. The Nashville man has been taken into custody on a federal arrest warrant charging him 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 booked into a Nashville jail and has not yet entered a plea.