Capitol riot latest: Man who allegedly dragged beaten officer down steps charged
Authorities are continuing to arrest rioters who took part in the siege.
Federal authorities are continuing to charge rioters who took part in the siege on Capitol Hill.
The FBI and ATF field offices in Washington have also increased the reward to $75,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person suspected of planting pipe bombs outside the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on Jan. 6.
Here's the latest:
Man seen chasing officer Goodman during Capitol riot detained
Douglas Jensen, the man seen in a viral video wearing a distinctive "Q" T-shirt and chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman through the Capitol halls, was detained Jan. 9 pending further proceedings in his case.
A federal judge in Washington stepped in to overrule an Iowa district court judge's decision that would have released Jensen from government custody.
According to an emergency motion filed Jan. 8 in D.C. by the Justice Department, Jensen was in possession of a knife while he was chasing Officer Goodman, though never pulled it out.
New Jersey gym owner who allegedly punched cop
Scott Fairlamb, a New Jersey gym owner, was arrested Jan. 22 for allegedly shoving and punching a Capitol Police officer during the riot. He faces several charges, including assaulting a federal officer and carrying a dangerous weapon.
Authorities said they received several tips from people who identified Fairlamb in video footage wearing a brown camouflage jacket at the Capitol. The officer also described his alleged assailant as wearing the same jacket, according to the FBI affidavit.
Other footage showed Fairlamb carrying a collapsible baton, according to the affidavit.
Fairlamb held a protest at his Pompton Lakes gym in May in response to Gov. Murphy’s coronavirus restrictions.
Man ordered off Delta flight for yelling 'Trump 2020'
A man who was removed from a Delta flight for repeatedly yelling "Trump 2020" was arrested Jan. 8 after an officer recognized him from an Instagram video of the Capitol riot, according to a newly unsealed criminal complaint.
John Lolos was preparing to leave Washington, D.C., when the flight crew escorted him off the plane for the "continuing disturbance," the FBI affidavit stated. About 45 minutes later, an airport police officer who saw Lolos return to the gate was scrolling through Instagram and found a video from the riots that showed Lolos exiting the Capitol, according to the affidavit.
The officer alerted agents from Capitol Police's Dignitary Protective Division who then arrested Lolos at the gate, according to the affidavit.
Lolos confirmed with the agents that he was in the video, which showed him waving a "Trump 2020 Keep America Great!" flag that was hooked together with an American flag, according to the affidavit. Lolos was also allegedly wearing the same shirt and carrying with him the same flags as seen in the video.
Lolos was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Ohio man who allegedly stole coat rack from Capitol building
The Justice Department has charged two men from Ohio in connection with the riot, including one who allegedly stole a wooden coat rack from the Capitol building.
Capitol Police initially confronted Robert Lyon and Dustin Thompson outside of the Capitol following the Jan. 6 riot while they were waiting for an Uber, according to a criminal complaint.
When agents ordered Thompson to put down a coat rack he had allegedly carried out of the Capitol building, he fled on foot, according to the complaint.
Lyon remained behind and gave officers his and Thompson's personal information before they let him go, according to the complaint.
When interviewed by FBI agents at his home on Jan. 11, Lyon allegedly denied ever entering the Capitol. Investigators said surveillance pictures of both men, which were included in the FBI affidavit, placed them at the scene.
California QAnon supporter
A QAnon conspiracy theorist from California is facing charges for allegedly participating in the riot, according to a criminal complaint filed Jan. 21.
The FBI in an affidavit said it started an investigation into Kevin Strong prior to the Capitol insurrection after a witness reported he "had been showing signs of behavioral changes over the last few months including stock-piling items and telling others to get ready for Martial Law, rioting, and protesting."
Strong, an employee with the Federal Aviation Administration in San Bernardino, was known to have declared he had "Q clearance" and recently purchased a new truck believing that QAnon would cover the debt, according to the FBI.
FBI agents interviewed Strong after a witness' photos placed him at the Capitol, authorities said. During the interview, Strong allegedly provided them with his phone which had photos of him inside the Capitol. Strong claimed he did not damage the building or attack law enforcement, the affidavit stated.
Strong also allegedly told agents he was a QAnon supporter.
Man who allegedly enabled beating of officer with an American flag
A man faces charges after allegedly enabling the beating of a Capitol Police officer with an American flag during the riot.
Jeffrey Sabol, 51, turned himself in to the FBI the morning of Jan. 22 in Rye, New York. He was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.
Sabol was allegedly seen in a video of the incident published by the Washington Post dragging a police officer down the stairs of the Capitol while wearing a tan jacket, black helmet and green backpack -- items prosecutors said he admitted to wearing the day of the insurrection.
Sabol was held without bail by a federal judge who called the video "very disturbing and deeply troubling."
"That conduct is beyond the pale," the judge said. "It is troubling to a degree that really, I find it shocking."
NYC Sanitation Department employee
A New York City Sanitation Department employee was arrested Jan. 21 for allegedly participating in the riot.
Dominick Madden faces three charges, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. A judge ordered Friday that he be released on $250,000 bond.
Madden was allegedly "photographed and videotaped shouting the QAnon slogan, wearing a QAnon hoodie, and waving a Trump flag in front of the Capitol building," according to court records.
Madden has been suspended. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said any city employee associated with the Capitol riot will be terminated.
Member of extremist group Three Percenters
Robert Gieswein -- part of the Oath-keepers, an extremist group related to The Three Percenters -- was charged with assaulting a federal officer with bear spray and a baseball bat.
According to court documents, Gieswein "encouraged other rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered ... and then charged through the Capitol building."
An FBI affidavit confirmed that Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs and that he was identified from a patch for that group that was visible on a tactical vest he wore during the attack on Congress.
The affidavit said Gieswein gave a media interview echoing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and that Congress needs "to get the corrupt politicians out of office. Pelosi, the Clintons ... every single one of them, Biden, Kamala."
On Jan. 22, a federal judge in Colorado ordered that Gieswein be detained pending further legal proceedings in his case -- citing the potential danger he could pose to the general public.
Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak said in the hearing that Gieswein came to D.C. "for battle," with pictures and videos showing him dressed in military gear, carrying a baseball bat and in possession of aerosol spray that he shot at police trying to secure the building.
Gieswein's defense attorney argued he should be released on bail citing his lack of a previous criminal record while calling the riot an isolated incident "at a unique time in our history."
Varholak responded that such a unique situation does not excuse Gieswein's alleged actions at the Capitol.
"That is somebody who is going for battle," Varholak said. "And it is that level of forethought that that takes, and the planning that that takes, is different."
A federal prosecutor also revealed during the hearing that prior to turning himself in, Gieswein deleted all of his social accounts, destroyed his tactical equipment and told authorities he lost his cellphone.
Georgia lawyer who allegedly kicked down Pelosi's door
A federal judge in Georgia denied bail Jan. 21 for William Calhoun, a lawyer who allegedly bragged about helping to kick down a door leading to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Authorities found camouflage, guns, a handgun, eight rifles and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his closet after a search of his residence.
Calhoun allegedly spoke of "violent retribution against the media and the Democrats" in social media postings, even captioning one picture of Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., "Do you want a bullet to the head?"
Judge Charles Weigle said he believed evidence put forward against Calhoun clearly showed he represents a danger to the community and is a flight risk if released from custody.
Addressing the riot at the Capitol as a whole, Weigle called it "an act of extreme violence by every single person who went in there."
"When you and your friends went in there and tore the place to shreds, killed five people including a police officer, you showed ... that there was nothing that would hold you back except for force," Weigle said. "That's why we had 25,000 National Guardsmen at our inauguration yesterday -- a shame and a scandal for our entire country. And if you don't respect the Capitol Police, if you don't respect the Capitol building of the United States, I don't have any reason to believe that you'll respect anything that I tell you to do."
Weigle said he wouldn't be comfortable sending a probation officer to Calhoun's home because of possible retaliation.
Calhoun was remanded into the custody of U.S. Marshals who will transport him to Washington, D.C., where he'll be detained pending further proceedings in his case.
New York man who said he traveled with the Proud Boys
A man who said he traveled to Washington, D.C., with a former NYPD officer and members of the Proud Boys to take part in the siege on the Capitol has been charged by the Department of Justice.
New York resident Christopher Kelly allegedly posted photos of himself with rioters on Facebook, according to federal court documents filed Jan. 16.
Kelly specifically said he was traveling with his brother, who the FBI confirmed is a retired NYPD officer, according to the complaint.
He allegedly also responded to comments on his Facebook page in real-time as the riots were taking place.
ABC News' previous coverage has identified the Proud Boys as an "alt-right" or "far-right extremist group" that has engaged in violence and whose members include those with connections to white nationalism.
Rioter who attacked police officer with hockey stick
Michigan resident Michael Joseph Foy was arrested Jan. 21 for allegedly assaulting a police officer with a hockey stick at the Capitol riot.
Following a tip, the FBI identified Foy as the man seen in a New York Times video swinging a hockey stick repeatedly at a Metropolitan Police officer who had been pulled from an entryway to the Capitol by the mob, according to federal court documents.
Foy attacked the officer for 16 seconds before he was knocked down by another rioter, according to the FBI's analysis of the video. Foy later entered the Capitol through a broken window, the affidavit says.
Proud Boys organizer charged with joining the violence
One of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs, was arrested Jan. 20 in Florida on charges related to the violence at the Capitol.
Biggs' charging affidavit describes the Proud Boys' planning leading up to the Capitol riot, including messages that were sent to the group by its leader Enrique Tarrio, who was arrested the day before the attack.
In one message, Tarrio allegedly encouraged the Proud Boys to not wear their traditional black and yellow colors so they could "be incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams," according to the court documents.
Biggs echoed that call in a separate message on Parler, directing his comments to Antifa, saying, "We will be blending in as one of you. You won't see us. You'll even think we are you ... We are going to smell like you, move like you, and look like you. The only thing we'll do that's us is think like us!" the affidavit states.
Investigators identified Biggs in multiple photos and videos from the Jan. 6 insurrection, dressed in a blue and gray plaid sweater.
The affidavit notes that Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, who has already been indicted, joined Biggs in the riot and can be seen with an earpiece in his right ear, along with multiple individuals the FBI says were identified wearing earpieces from the Proud Boys.
In a Jan. 18 interview with the FBI, Biggs denied having any knowledge of a pre-planned attack on the Capitol and said he had no idea who planned it.
In the affidavit for Biggs' arrest, an FBI agent describes the Proud Boys as "a nationalist organization with multiple U.S. chapters and potential activity in other Western countries."
Man who attacked Metropolitan Police officer
A Connecticut man who allegedly assaulted Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges was arrested Jan. 19.
Hodges was the officer seen in video being smushed in the doorway and crying out for help.
Ridgefield resident Patrick McCaughey, who is a citizen of both the U.S. and Germany, is charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and illegally being inside the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents.
McCaughey allegedly pinned Hodges to a door with a police shield, which McCaughey illegally obtained, court documents state.
"As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against Officer Hodges, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against Officer Hodges," the charging affidavit states.
McCaughey was identified by a childhood friend who called the FBI tipline. Security camera footage included in the affidavit also shows McCaughey allegedly holding an MPD riot shield.
The affidavit also states that the majority of McCaughey's actions were captured on a YouTube video in which he can allegedly be heard saying, "Don't try and use that stick on me boy" while continuing to push Hodges with the shield. The "stick" he was referring to is believed to be Hodges' police riot baton, the affidavit states.
He then allegedly began to strike officers with that shield.
McCaughey was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.
A federal judge described the YouTube video as "extraordinarily disturbing," saying it was sufficient evidence to keep him in custody.
Hodges told ABC News last week he thought he'd die as a result of the rioters' actions.
"I thought, 'This could be the end,' or 'I could not get out of this completely intact,'" he said.
Man who questioned FBI's loyalty to the Constitution
A Florida man was arrested Jan. 20 in Alexandria, Virginia, for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot.
Samuel Camargo was identified by authorities based on tips provided by associates and his own social media posts, according to federal court documents.
The FBI contacted Camargo by phone, and in that conversation, Camargo allegedly admitted that he attended the protests in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 but had since returned to Broward County, Florida, according to the charging affidavit.
Camargo allegedly then became uncooperative in the interview, questioning the investigating agent's loyalty to the Constitution, court records state.
Apparently thinking the conversation had gone well, Camargo allegedly posted a message on social media stating, "Just finished speaking to an FBI agent, I believe I've been cleared."
Camargo faces four charges, including civil disorder, entering a restricted building, disruptive conduct in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the court documents state.
Rioter who brought firearms to Washington, D.C.
A New York man who allegedly brought firearms and a bulletproof vest to Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged Jan. 20.
Samuel Fisher allegedly posted a photo of himself holding a gun in front of a Trump flag with the caption, "Can't wait to bring a liberal back to this freedom palace," according to federal court documents.
After the riot, he allegedly posted a photo of multiple firearms on a couch, the FBI affidavit states.
Prosecutors pointed to multiple statements Fisher posted on social media that they say suggests he was prepared to engage in violence during the riot.
"We must stand up to these people and take our world back," he allegedly wrote on Dec. 3, 2020.
In another post that same day, Fisher allegedly wrote, "It's time to bring the pain upon them."
On the day of the insurrection, Fisher allegedly posted, "I'm Going To the parking garage super early" and "Leaving s--- in there maybe except pistol."
He continued, "And if it kicks off I got a Vest and My Rifle."
In a separate post, Fisher allegedly called on Trump to "fire the bat signal... deputize patriots... and then the pain comes."
"1 Million Pissed off men with guns…bad idea," Fisher allegedly wrote. "We aren't looking to fight or hurt anyone… but the odds that this is going to be solved any other way… is next to nothing."
Fisher was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.
Authorities said during the hearing that they recovered a shotgun, knife, two machetes, two bulletproof vests and 1,000 rounds of ammunition, including shotgun shells and ammunition for an AR-15 in his Chevrolet Tahoe.
Two other firearms were also recovered during searches by federal investigators, prosecutors said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Schrier said the amount of ammo and the number of guns is a concern to federal prosecutors.
Rioters from Michigan, Florida arrested
The Justice Department announced the arrest of Karl Dresch Jan. 19 in Michigan based on his own extensive documenting of his participation in the riot via social media, according to federal court documents.
In one comment on an unidentified post the day after the riot, Dresch wrote, "Mike Pence gave our country to the communist hordes, traitor scum like the rest of them, we have your back give the word and we will be back even stronger." the affidavit states.
"We must stand up to these people and take our world back" / "It's time to bring the pain upon them," Fisher wrote on Dec. 3.
Jesus Rivera of Florida was also arrested Wednesday for his participation in the Jan. 6 riots.
Investigators cite videos Rivera uploaded to his Facebook Live of him joining the crowd that stormed the building.
1st conspiracy charges filed against Virginia man
The Justice Department filed its first conspiracy charges from the Capitol riot on Jan. 19 against a Virginia man who they allege was an apparent leader of a group of militia members who were part of the mob that stormed the building.
Thomas Edward Caldwell is identified in an FBI affidavit as a member of the Oath Keepers. An agent alleges that he helped organize a group of eight to 10 of his fellow members to storm the Capitol with the intention of disrupting the counting of the Electoral College vote.
The group can be seen in video walking uniformly through a crowd of rioters trying to gain entrance to the Capitol.
Those members included co-conspirators Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, who were charged for their role in the riots earlier in the week. In social media posts, both Crowl and Watkins referred to Caldwell as "Commander," according to the court documents.
While inside the Capitol, Caldwell allegedly received Facebook messages telling him to "seal" in lawmakers in the tunnels under the Capitol and to "turn on gas." Other messages appeared to be trying to give him updates on the locations of lawmakers, the affidavit states.
Other texts reveal the extensive planning and even potential attacks that he and other members of the Oath Keepers were mounting leading up to the riots.
On Jan. 1, Caldwell allegedly messaged an individual recommending a room at the Comfort Inn Ballston in Arlington, Virginia, saying, "This is a good location and would allow us to hunt at night if we wanted to."
After the riot, Caldwell allegedly posted a Facebook message stating, "Us storming the castle. Please share. Sharon was right with me! I am such an instigator!" the affidavit states. He later wrote, "We need to do this at the local level. Lets storm the capitol in Ohio. Tell me when!"
Man seen wearing 'Murder the Media' shirt
A rioter who posed in front of the U.S. Capitol while wearing a shirt with the words "Murder the Media" emblazoned on it was charged Jan. 19 with illegally entering the Capitol. The phrase had also been etched onto a door inside the building, according to federal court documents.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nicholas DeCarlo admitted that he entered the Capitol, but said he did so as a "journalist."
The charging documents against DeCarlo state that he is not on record as a credited journalist.
Rioter seen attacking police with a bat
A man who was captured on surveillance video attacking law enforcement with a bat at the entrance of the Capitol turned himself in to the Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 18.
Emanuel Jackson is allegedly the rioter seen in photos the FBI released to the public, according to federal court documents.
On the surveillance video, Jackson is allegedly seen making a fist and repeatedly striking a Capitol police officer while attempting to force himself into the building, his arrest affidavit states.
Later, he is "clearly observed" with a metal baseball bat striking a group of both Capitol and D.C. police officers, according to the court document.
It is unclear whether Jackson has retained an attorney.
Houston police officer
A longtime Houston Police officer who resigned after he participated in the riot was federally charged Jan. 19.
Tam Dinh Pham initially denied his involvement in the siege when he was interviewed at his home in Richmond on Jan. 12, according to court documents.
After the interview, Pham agreed to hand over his cellphone, which investigators noticed had no photos from Jan. 6, the affidavit states. However, the "Deleted Items" folder contained photos and images of him inside the Capitol building.
When agents advised Pham that it is illegal to lie to the FBI, he admitted that he was part of the crowd that stormed into the Capitol but denied taking part in any violence, according to the court documents.
Woman in Louis Vuitton sweater
A woman was charged Jan. 16 for participating in the riot after at least six people identified her by the Louis Vuitton sweater she was wearing that day.
In one video, Gina Bisignano allegedly was seen taking part in a skirmish with police trying to protect the Capitol building, according to an FBI affidavit.
Bisignano was allegedly part of a crowd that crushed a screaming police officer while a rioter grabbed his gas mask. At one point, Bisignano allegedly told the officer, "You hurt my f------ leg," the court documents state.
In a separate video, Bisignano is allegedly seen feet away from police, telling them to stand down.
"We the people are not going to take it any more," she could be heard saying in another video, according to the affidavit. "You are not going to take away our votes. And our freedom, and I thank God for it. This is 1776, and we the people will never give up. We will never let our country go to the globalists."
After entering the Capitol, Bisignano was allegedly heard telling other rioters, "We need Americans. Come on guys. We needs patriots! You guys, it's the way in. We need some people."
2 Texas rioters, including a former Marine, accused of violence
Two Texas men have both been arrested over their roles in the violence at the Capitol, the Justice Department announced Jan. 18.
Ryan Nichols and Alex Harkrider were identified from photos they posted to their social media accounts, along with several threatening messages calling for a violent overthrow of the government, according to an arrest affidavit filed Jan. 17.
In one video posted online, Nichols, a former Marine, can allegedly be seen yelling into a bullhorn in the direction of a large crowd, saying, "If you have a weapon, you need to get your weapon!" the federal court document states.
Nichols also allegedly said "This is the second revolution right here folks!" and "This is not a peaceful protest," according to the affidavit.
Both Nichols, 30, and Harkrider, 33, are seen in videos trying to force entry into the building, with Nichols allegedly spraying what appears to be a large canister of pepper spray in the direction of officers. Nichols was also allegedly in possession of a crowbar, the court document states.
The FBI also noted several other social posts from Nichols, including one on Dec. 24 that showed a bullet and stated, "By Bullet or Ballot, Restoration of the Republic is Coming," according to the affidavit. Another post on Dec. 28 stated, "Pence better do the right thing, or we're going to MAKE you do the right thing."
Nichols was once featured on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" in 2018 after he drove 18 hours to rescue dogs before Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.
It is unclear whether Nichols and Harkrider have retained attorneys.
Retired NYFD firefighter
Freeport, New York, resident Thomas Fee surrendered himself on Jan. 18 to the FBI at the bureau's resident agency on Long Island.
Fee, a retired NYFD firefighter, allegedly sent a relative of his girlfriend a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, prosecutors said. He's been charged by authorities.
In the text message, Fee, 53, allegedly wrote that he was "at the tip of the spear," a reference to the Capitol rotunda, according to the court documents.
Fee drove to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, and a license plate reader in New York picked up the Chevy Tahoe he was driving upon his return on Jan. 7, the court documents state.
At his court appearance Tuesday, a judge ordered Fee to avoid all political gatherings and to avoid the U.S. Capitol and all state capitols upon his release. He must also surrender his two guns -- a pistol-grip shotgun and an antique rifle.
Federal prosecutors also recommended evaluation and treatment for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Fee posted his home as collateral for her $100,000 bond.
It is unclear whether Fee has retained an attorney.
Former FIT student
Nicholas Moncada, a 20-year-old former student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, was taken into custody at his Staten Island home Jan. 17. He allegedly livestreamed his "storming" of the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors said.
Moncada allegedly also posted a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, captioning it, "Outside Pelosi's office."
He was recognized by fellow FIT students, who then alerted the FBI to his involvement, according to the court documents.
During an appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, Moncada was ordered to stay away from potentially antagonizing political events and speech after his release on $250,000 bond. His travel is also restricted to New York and Washington, D.C.
"There's obviously troubling conduct here," Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kessler said, though he noted the government did not object to Moncada's release on bond.
The bond was signed by Moncada's mother, grandmother and aunt.
Moncada was an illustration major, but had not been enrolled at the school since May 2020 and did not receive a degree, a spokesperson for FIT told ABC News.
In a statement to ABC News Monday, Moncada's attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he is not facing any violent charges.
"Mr. Moncada was taken into custody this morning by the FBI and has been charged with various sections of the United States Code for trespassing inside a restricted building and trying to disrupt or impeded the conduct of Government business, as well as, trespassing on the floor of various Government rooms including the House of Congress, the lobby adjacent to the floor and the Rayburn Room of the House of Congress," Gallucci said. "I do not believe he is being charged with committing any acts of violence. Mr. Moncada denies any participation in the effort to overthrow the Government, and he looks forward to defending his good name."
Dozens of rioters who participated in the siege have already been taken into custody.
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