POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The FBI announced a $30,000 reward for a Lakeland man wanted in connection with the Capitol Riots on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a release by the agency.
Jonathan “Jonny” Pollock, 23, faces a number of charges related to the riot, though the FBI has been searching for him since a federal arrest warrant was issued in June 2021, the release shows.
FBI officials said Pollock is believed to have friends and family throughout Central Florida, north Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Pollock is a welder and ironworker by trade, and he may be working in construction jobs related to those trades, officials added.
While a $15,000 reward was offered in March for information that could lead to Pollock’s arrest and conviction, that number has since doubled.
“We’ve been trying to locate Mr. Pollock since last summer,” FBI Tampa Acting Special Agent in Charge Sanjay Virmani said in a news release earlier this year. “The allegations against him aren’t going away and must be dealt with. The FBI is patient but determined to bring to justice those responsible for the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.”
The FBI described Pollock as 5 feet, 10 inches tall with brown eyes and weighing approximately 160 pounds.
Pollock faces charges for assaulting, resisting or impeding officers or employees; aiding and abetting; theft of government property; restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
FBI officials said Pollock should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact their local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
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