Several participants in the storming of the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6 were arrested during the days following the incident.
One of them is Jacob Anthony Chansley, better known as Jake Angeli.
Shirtless with the face painted in the colors of the American flag and head covered with the bearskin headdress, Angeli will probably remain the symbol of the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
A native of Arizona traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in Capitol protests.
He eventually entered the Capitol building carrying a six-foot spear decorated with American flag motives under the blade.
Serious charges against the “Qanon Shaman”
The so-called ‘QAnon Shaman’ is being charged with two crimes: ‘knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority’ and a ‘violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds’.
As of now, Angeli remains in custody, waiting for his legal proceeding to begin.
Adam Johnson, another prominent participant in Capitol events, has also been arrested.
Johnson became famous after the picture of him emerged in which Johnson waved at a photographer while carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern.
Johnson comes from Florida and is a full-time father of five children.
Even though the lectern was found in Rotunda, in a Senate part of the Capitol building, Johnson has been charged with three crimes, one more than Angeli.
In addition to ‘knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority’ and a ‘violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds’, Johnson has also been accused of ‘theft of governmental property’.
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates also arrested
Derrick Evans, a 35-year old member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, is another Trump supporter who ended up being in custody because of his involvement in the Capitol incident.
On his Facebook page, Evans was filming the event of Capitol storming, including his participation in it.
In the video, Evans filmed himself entering the Capitol while shouting how he and other rioters managed to get in.
Evans is charged with the same crimes Angeli is charged with: ‘knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority’ and a ‘violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds’.
As a result of his involvement in the riots and subsequent arrest, Evans resigned from his West Virginia delegate position, expressing regret for any hurt he may have brought to others and pledging to focus on his personal case and the people he loves.
Over 60 arrests
Besides Angeli, Johnson, and Evans, more than 60 others were arrested for their participation in the Capitol incidents.
Among these people are Richard Barnett, Mark Leffingwell, and Lonnie Coffman.
Barnett, a gun-rights activist, was photographed with his leg on Nancy Pelosi’s office desk.
Leffingwell, on the other hand, has been accused of repeatedly striking a police officer in the Senate wing of the Capitol.
Coffman ended up in custody after being detected with a handgun handle and consequently revealed to possess materials for making Molotov cocktails in his truck.
The Capitol riots happened as a response of Trump supporters to the allegations about the illegitimacy and illegality of the November election.
During the protests, five people died (including one police officer).