San Antonio man charged in U.S. Capitol riots accepts plea deal, records show
A San Antonio man who was charged in connection with the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump has agreed to plead guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Capitol riot suspect who wore ‘I Was There’ shirt when arrested at Texas home ordered to stay in jail
A federal judge has refused to set bail for a Texas man who was wearing a T-shirt that said he was in Washington on the day of the U.S. Capitol riots when he was arrested on charges he stormed the building.
Capitol riot suspect wore 'I Was There' shirt when arrested
Miller's shirt had a photograph of former President Donald Trump and it said, Take America Back and I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021, federal prosecutors noted in a court filing on Marc 29. Miller's shirt had a photograph of former President Donald Trump, and it said “Take America Back” and “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021,” federal prosecutors noted in a court filing Monday. After Miller posted a selfie showing himself inside the Capitol building, another Facebook user wrote, “bro you got in?! Miller joined the mob that breached the Capitol building and later threatened to kill New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol police officer, authorities said. Miller believed the officer was a Black man and called him a “prize to be taken,” prosecutors said.
Ken Paxton refuses to release messages about attendance at pro-Trump rally before Jan. 6 insurrection
Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 27. Appearing with his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, the attorney general touted his unsuccessful legal effort to overturn the presidential election. AdAs Texas attorney general, Paxton oversees an office of lawyers who determine which records are public or confidential under the law. The Houston Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News have requested all of Paxton's messages from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11. “The (Office of the Attorney General) did not coordinate or pay for General Paxton's trip to Washington D.C., in early January.
San Antonio-area man charged in US Capitol riot allegedly took shots of whiskey in Pelosi’s office
These screenshots from surveillance were taken inside the Capitol and shown in Evans' charging document. SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio-area man accused of climbing through a broken window of the U.S. Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 siege allegedly took shots of Fireball whiskey in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, according to FBI records. The video shows a man matching Evans’ appearance with a megaphone, saying “I don’t support looting, I don’t support the violence. (FBI)Footage from CCTV also shows a man matching Evans’ appearance climbing through a broken window at 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. GPS data from Google also placed Evans at the Capitol on Jan. 6, documents state.
Dallas-area man charged in Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol
A photo provided by the Collin County Jail, in McKinney, Texas, shows Daniel Ray Caldwell. Caldwell was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, after he was charged with participating in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Court papers filed Tuesday in federal district court in Sherman, Texas, charge Caldwell, 49, with assaulting a federal officer, as well as with trespassing on restricted grounds, the violent entry on those grounds and participating in civil disorder. DALLAS – A North Texas man was arrested Wednesday after he was charged with participating in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Caldwell was booked without bond into the Collin County Jail in McKinney.
Man who wore horns at US Capitol to get organic food in jail
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)PHOENIX – A judge on Wednesday ordered corrections authorities to provide organic food to an Arizona man accused of participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. The order came after a lawyer for defendant Jacob Chansley complained that his client had gone the past nine days without eating because organic food isn’t served at the Washington jail where he’s housed. Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman,” considers eating organic food to be part of his “shamanic belief system and way of life,” the lawyer said. AdIn asking for organic food behind bars, Chansley made a religious liberty argument and said he has been following such a diet for eight years while practicing Shamanism. AdChansley’s bid for organic food isn’t the first unusual request made by people who were charged in the riot.
2 San Antonio men arrested in connection with Capitol riot were on a 5-day birthday trip to D.C.
SAN ANTONIO – Two men from San Antonio have been arrested in connection with the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol after they were seen in photographs posted by media outlets. They were taken into custody without incident, and are also facing new charges filed with the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Chance Uptmore and his father, James Uptmore, were arrested in connection with the deadly siege. It was one event on a five-day trip to celebrate Chance Uptmore’s birthday, court records state. James Uptmore and his son, Chance Uptmore, were arrested in connection with the deadly siege.
Texas man seen at U.S. Capitol riot in ‘murder the media’ shirt arrested; another remains in custody
Nicholas DeCarlo (right) is seen with Nicholas Ochs, one of the founders of Hawaii's chapter of the Proud Boys, on Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol. Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, was charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint. Investigators say DeCarlo, of Burleson, Texas, was seen in photos smoking a cigarette inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. In some photos, DeCarlo was seen with Nicholas Ochs, one of the founders of Hawaii's chapter of the Proud Boys, neofascist group. (FBI)Nicholas DeCarlo (left), Nicholas Ochs (middle) and Jacob Chansley (right) are seen in a MT Media post, according to the FBI.
Update: San Antonio man charged in connection with deadly siege of U.S. Capitol waives hearings
San Antonio man fired from job, released on bond for charges in connection with Capitol insurrectionSAN ANTONIO – Update (9 a.m.): Matthew Carl Mazzocco has waived both his identity and preliminary hearing. Original (7:17 a.m.: A San Antonio man who was charged in connection with the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump will have a second court appearance on Tuesday. His second charge is disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, which is a Class B misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail. The hearing was held virtually and was presided by United States Magistrate Judge Henry. Mazzocco was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond and was ordered to not travel outside of the contiguous United States and Washington D.C.
San Antonio man fired from job, released on bond for charges in connection with Capitol insurrection
SAN ANTONIO – After being arrested in San Antonio Sunday for his alleged role in the deadly pro-Trump Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Matthew Carl Mazzocco made his first federal court appearance on Tuesday. The hearing was held virtually and United States Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad presided. During the hearing, Mazzocco, 37, who was represented by attorney Robbie Ward, was read his charges. In the videos, Mazzocco could be heard telling other people who stormed the Capitol not to take or destroy anything. Mazzocco was employed with Synergy One Lending, Inc., as a loan officer but was recently fired, KSAT confirmed.
3 militia members charged with plotting Capitol breach
(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CINCINNATI – Federal authorities presented new details on Tuesday about three self-described members of a paramilitary group who are the first to be charged with plotting the attack on the U.S. Capitol. “All members are in the tunnels under the capital,” the FBI quoted a message sent to Caldwell during the Capitol attack. The Oath Keepers group often recruits current and former military, police or other first responders. Watkins, who allegedly called herself the commanding officer, and Crowl allegedly belong to the Ohio State Regular Militia, dues-paying members of the Oath Keepers. In one Facebook message from Crowl to Caldwell, Crowl states: “Will probably call you tomorrow … mainly because … I like to know wtf plan is.
Heavy metal guitarist photographed at Capitol riot charged
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A heavy metal guitarist who was photographed with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and is accused of spraying police officers with a pepper-based bear spray irritant has been arrested, the FBI said. Jon Ryan Schaffer turned himself in Sunday after he was featured on an FBI poster seeking the public’s help in identifying rioters, said Chris Bavender, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Indianapolis office. He has been charged with several felony counts, including engaging in an act of physical violence and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry. The Indianapolis Star reported that Schaffer had been sought after, according to a federal statement about his case, he was seen in photographs and on video “engaging in verbal altercations with Capitol Police inside the Capitol building” and holding a container of bear spray that’s sold by outdoor retailers. People across the country are charged in the riot.
Texans who’ve been charged in connection to the deadly Capitol insurrection
He is charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint. AdDaniel GoodwynDaniel Goodwyn, of Denton County, is charged in connection with the insurrection on Jan. 6. Matthew Carl MazzoccoMatthew Carl Mazzocco is charged in connection with the Capitol insurrection. San Antonio man James Uptmore is allegedly seen at the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, according to the FBI. The two posted photos of themselves from the Capitol, according to federal documents.
Texas realtor charged in Capitol insurrection asks Trump for pardon
Ryan posted a video on Facebook telling her followers, “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol. Ryan streamed live from the Capitol and posted many photos of herself, including one next to a smashed window. Jenna Ryan for your realtor.”The videos Ryan posted have since been deleted, according to court documents. Despite her online rhetoric, Ryan told NBC News that she is not a violent person and should not be facing criminal charges. I have no guilt in my heart.”While Trump is preparing to grant more pardons, he is not expected to pardon anyone charged in connection with the insurrection, according to media reports.
San Antonio man arrested for involvement in Capitol insurrection
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man has been arrested by the FBI after he allegedly participated in the Capitol insurrection in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. Matthew Carl Mazzocco, 37, was arrested Sunday in San Antonio without incident, according to San Antonio FBI public affairs officer Michelle Lee. He is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Mazzocco is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday in San Antonio. A second Texas man was arrested Sunday for his involvement in the insurrection.
Texas man meant ‘to take hostages’ during US Capitol siege, prosecutor says
FORT WORTH, Texas – A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended “to take hostages,” a prosecutor said in a Texas court on Thursday. The prosecutor had argued that Brock should be detained, but Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton said he would release Brock to home confinement. He was arrested in Texas on Sunday, Jan. 10and charged in federal court in the District of Columbia. There was no evidence presented that Brock had a firearm on the day of the Capitol riot. Brock confirmed to The New Yorker that he was the man in the photos, but has denied entering Pelosi’s office.
Who is U.S. neo-Nazi group 'The Base'?
(Reuters) - The FBI has arrested three suspected members of an armed neo-Nazi group known as The Base that hopes to start a race war in the United States, officials said on Thursday. Here is how the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that tracks extremist groups, and the Anti-Defamation League, characterize the group:- The Base is an accelerationist group that encourages the onset (of) anarchy and so it can then impose order from chaos. The CEP says The Base seeks to train members to fight a race war and draws inspiration from the book Siege by the neo-Nazi James Mason. - The Base was launched by Norman Spear, also known as Roman Wolf, in 2018. The Bases members portray themselves as vigilante soldiers defending the European race from a broken system infected by Jewish values, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Although members mainly organize online, its real-world presence has increased, the Anti-Defamation League said.feeds.reuters.com