Man shown carrying Nancy Pelosi's lectern at Capitol riots arrested

Jacob Anthony Chansley, an alleged leader of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement known as “Jake Angeli” who was depicted with paint, horns and bearskin headdress in photos of the riot, was also arrested and charged with disorderly behavior and trespassing in Arizona on Saturday of a restricted building.

The arrests are the latest in a row since swarms of President Donald Trump’s supporters descended on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to block the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

The defendants included a West Virginia Republican lawmaker who recorded a live Facebook video of himself entering the Capitol.

US officials announced Friday that Derrick Evans, a member of the State’s House of Delegate and a Trump supporter, was accused of entering a restricted area of ​​the Capitol and of behaving in disorder. If convicted, Evans could sit in prison for up to a year and a half.

Evans, who was reprimanded Friday by West Virginia governor Jim Justice for his role in the uprising, resigned from state lawmakers on Saturday, the AP reported.

The DOJ too announced Charges against 13 other people Friday, including an Arkansas man with his feet on Pelosi’s desk.

Richard Barnett, 60, has been arrested on charges of entering a restricted area, messing around on Capitol grounds and stealing public property.

FBI agents are investigating whether some of the rioters seen with zip ties and firearms entered the Capitol to kill or trap lawmakers Washington Post.

The riots resulted in the deaths of at least five people, including US Capitol policeman Brian Sicknick. The federal prosecutor’s office has announced that it will start an investigation into Sicknick’s death.

Josh Gerstein contributed to this report.

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