Florida man charged in Capitol riot told officer mob was ‘listening to Trump,’ prosecutors say
Richard Harris, 40, is facing multiple charges in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building. HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A Hollywood man has been indicted on multiple charges in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C., News 6 partner Local 10 News reports. In another, he is holding a telephone inside the Capitol. AdProsecutors said there are at least 19 videos or photographs of Harris that were captured by Capitol security cameras. Richard Harris speaks on a telephone inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
Capitol riot suspect in custody in Orlando took selfie inside Senate chamber, feds say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Proud Boys member who made his way inside the Senate chamber and took a selfie there during the U.S. Capitol riot earlier this year was arrested in Central Florida, according to federal authorities. Jackman was also seen with Joseph Biggs, a Proud Boys organizer who was also taken into custody in Central Florida, records show. He said he and the other Proud Boys were not there to infiltrate the Capitol and it was not a sanctioned Proud Boys event. According to the report, the Proud Boys members who attended went incognito instead of wearing their signature black and yellow polo shirts. AdAmong the most notable local suspects are a Sanford firefighter, a Proud Boys organizer and a Marion County man who was previously convicted of attempted murder.
Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader from Florida to inform on antifa
In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Proud Boys including Joseph Biggs, front left, walks toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. The Proud Boys even have counted some law enforcement officers among their ranks, including a Connecticut police officer and a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy. AdThe FBI would not comment on why agents were meeting with Biggs or why the bureau was trying to solicit information about antifa through the Proud Boys. Biggs, 37, of Ormond Beach, Florida, wouldn't be the first Proud Boys informant. Proud Boys members describe themselves as a politically incorrect men’s club for “Western chauvinists.” Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys in 2016, sued the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it as a hate group.
Brevard man plotted with Oath Keepers before Capitol riot, FBI says
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Brevard County man attended dozens of planning calls with other members of the Oath Keepers before they stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this year, according to a criminal complaint from the FBI. Harrelson is facing charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, destruction of government property and entering restricted grounds. AdKenneth Harrelson and other Oath Keepers seen inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (FBI)FBI agents claim they uncovered messages and recorded transmissions from Oath Keepers affiliated with Harrelson that stated, “You are executing citizen’s arrest. AdAnyone with information about someone who was involved in the riot can find details on how to report them here.
Another Central Florida man arrested in Capitol riot
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Central Florida man is the latest to be arrested in connection with the deadly siege at the Capitol on Jan. 6, court records show. Howard Berton Adams was arrested Wednesday on charges of civil disorder, intimidation or force against a witness, entering a restricted building or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. [TRENDING: ‘Manatee graveyard in Fla. | 6 major announcements from Disney | Fla. woman charged in US Capitol attack]AdThe allegations against him have not yet been made available. Anyone with information about someone who was involved in the riot can find details on how to report them here. The picture was made up.”Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
Marion County couple accused of plotting with Oath Keepers during Capitol riot denied bail
Oath Keepers seen inside the Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, according to the FBI. AdPictures and videos linked in the 43-page affidavit show all four both inside and outside the Capitol wearing camouflage, tactical vests and helmets. Kelly and Connie Meggs (Courtesy)Kelly Meggs, who authorities say is the leader of the Florida chapter of the Oath Keepers, wrote in a Facebook message in December 2020: “Trump said It’s gonna be wild!!!!!!! AdSeveral Floridians have been arrested in connection with the attack at the Capitol, including a Sanford firefighter and a Proud Boys organizer from Marion County. Anyone with information about someone who was involved in the riot can find details on how to report them here.
Florida man arrested during Capitol riot says he was following President Trump’s directions
A Florida man who was arrested during the riot at the Capitol earlier this year is asking to be released on bond, claiming that he never engaged in any violence and he was just following former President Donald Trump’s directions. His attorneys claim he “milled about” once inside and that his only crime was refusing to leave when Capitol officers told him to do so. He’s facing charges of unlawful entry, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, entering and remaining in a restricted building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Unfortunately, he listened to Donald Trump and others and took the fateful decision to march to the Capitol grounds. Five people were killed as Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building while Congress was preparing to certify Electoral College votes to cement President Joe Biden’s win.
‘It’s about to go down:’ Florida bondsman arrested on charges of being in Capitol during riot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A bail bondsman from North Florida who was identified to the FBI by confidential informants who saw incriminating Facebook posts of him in the U.S. Capitol during a riot by loyalists of then-President Donald Trump has been arrested, authorities said. He is facing charges of entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds. A second confidential informant reported photos on Honeycutt's Facebook page showing him holding a broken piece of furniture from the Capitol. In a video posted to Honeycutt's Facebook page, a person believed to be Honeycutt is filmed speaking to the camera, “It's about to go down!" In another video, Honeycutt appears to be inside the Capitol and says, “Well, made it in," according to the complaint.
Man who carried Trump flag inside Capitol during riot arrested at Orlando airport, feds say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A man who was captured on video carrying a Trump flag inside the Capitol building during a deadly riot last month was arrested Wednesday morning at Orlando International Airport as he was preparing to fly to Puerto Rico, federal officials said. Along with news footage, agents said they also obtained cellphone video that Maldonado recorded while inside the Senate chamber. Surveillance footage from the Capitol police department shows Maldonado walking ahead of a man seemingly dressed as Captain America in the Ohio Clock corridor of the Capitol, according to the report. The FBI says Steven Omar Maldonado was captured in surveillance footage, cellphone video and news reports during the raid on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. AdOn Jan. 6, a mob of Trump supporters pushed past police and entered the Capitol building as lawmakers were preparing to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win.
Marion County man back in custody for role in Capitol riot, feds say
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Marion County man who was initially arrested when he was caught near the House atrium during a riot at the Capitol has been taken back into custody, according to the FBI. Michael Curzio, of Summerfield, was arrested again Thursday in Marion County. HAPPENING NOW: #FBI #Jacksonville and @MCSOFlorida have taken @FBIWFO wanted subject Michael Curzio of Summerfield, FL into custody. The FBI Jacksonville Division said Curzio was among one of the first rioters to be charged. At least six Florida men have been arrested in connection with the Capitol breach, including a Sanford firefighter who was taken into custody Tuesday.
Sanford firefighter faces charges for his role in Capitol riot
SANFORD, Fla. – A Sanford firefighter who was pictured inside the Capitol building during a large-scale riot last week has been arrested on federal charges, records show. Andrew Williams was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering the temporary residence of the president without authority to do so. The picture sent to News 6 shows Williams wearing a Trump 2020 hat and pointing at a placard for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. I ask for the public’s patience as we move through this process,” Sanford Fire Chief Craig Radzak said in a news release. Now, ahead of next week’s inauguration, authorities nationwide are preparing for potentially violent protests and demonstrations.