Federal authorities have arrested 5 folks ― two in Arizona and three in Missouri ― who they mentioned joined a gaggle of Proud Boys through the lethal assault on the U.S. Capitol final month and are suspected of main the cost on the police line.
William Chrestman, Christopher Kuehne, Louis Colon, Felicia Konold and Cory Konold face fees of conspiracy, civil dysfunction, obstruction of an official continuing, knowingly getting into a restricted constructing or grounds with out authority, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Chrestman additionally faces a rely of threatening to kill a federal legislation enforcement officer.
Federal authorities mentioned that the group wore tactical-style gear, together with helmets and gloves, and seemed to be coordinating their actions. Each of the topics wore orange tape through the assault, in line with the feds.
Additional folks could have been concerned on this specific conspiracy, and that the investigation stays ongoing.
The affidavit signifies that authorities used knowledge obtained from cellphone websites to pin down the places of the suspects in and across the U.S. Capitol.
Chrestman — who’s from the Kansas City, Kansas, space — allegedly yelled at Capitol Police officers that he’d “take your fucking ass out” in the event that they used non-lethal crowd management, and informed different members of the mob to not permit the Capitol Police to arrest one other rioter. Chrestman additionally riled up these outdoors the Capitol, telling them to “take” again their home.
The feds later acquired a tip about Felicia Konold’s posts on Snapchat through which she allegedly bragged about her conduct within the Capitol. She reportedly mentioned that she by no means may have imagined “having that much of an influence on the events that unfolded” and mentioned that folks have been “willing to follow” her throughout that assault.
“You fucking lead, and everyone had my back, dude, everyone,” she mentioned. “We fucking did it.” She additionally posted a problem coin from the Kansas City Proud Boys.
Read the affidavit under.
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