The federal authorities have prioritized not solely militias however others who had been concerned in attacking law enforcement officials. The F.B.I. has additionally arrested members of the Proud Boys, a far-right nationalist group.
On Sunday night, Donovan Crowl, 50, a former U.S. Marine, and Jessica Watkins, 38, an Army veteran, surrendered to the authorities in Ohio after they printed pictures of themselves on social media carrying fight gear and saying that they’d stormed the Capitol. They had been charged in a prison grievance with illegal entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing an official continuing.
The F.B.I. stated Ms. Watkins thought-about herself the commander of the Ohio State Regular Militia, which is affiliated with the Oath Keepers. In a social media submit by Ms. Watkins, Mr. Crowl was depicted with the caption: “One of my guys at the Stop the Steal Rally today.”
Federal prosecutors additionally unsealed fees this weekend in opposition to Robert Gieswein, 24, of Woodland Park, Colo., who they are saying is affiliated with the Three Percenters.
Mr. Gieswein, who runs a personal paramilitary coaching group referred to as the Woodland Wild Dogs, was among the many early wave of invaders to breach the Capitol, courtroom papers stated. Photographs from the assault present him clad in a army vest, goggles and an Army-style helmet, wrestling with Capitol Police officers to take away steel barricades and brandishing a baseball bat. In a prison grievance, prosecutors cited a video of Mr. Gieswein encouraging different rioters as they smashed a window at the Capitol with a picket board and a plastic defend after which climbing via the damaged glass into the constructing.
Mr. Gieswein was photographed contained in the constructing with one other suspect, Dominic Pezzola, a former Marine and member of the Proud Boys, who was charged final week.
After the assault, Mr. Gieswein stated in a information documentary interview that he attacked the Capitol to “get the corrupt politicians out of office,” in accordance with courtroom papers, including, “They have completely destroyed our country and sold them to the Rothschilds and Rockefellers.”