AZ man among three charged in connection to events at US Capitol

AZ man among three charged in connection to events at US Capitol
Jacob Anthony Chansley is pictured wearing a coonskin hat with horns. He and two others are facing federal charges for illegal entry into Capitol grounds. (Source: US Department of Justice)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - According to the U.S. Department of Justice, three men have been charged in federal court in connection to the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6. One of the three is a man from Arizona.

Photos of Jacob Anthony Chansley, AKA Jake Angeli, can be seen all over the internet as he is shown distinctively wearing a coonskin hat with horns, with red, white and blue paint on his face.

Angeli was charged with knowingly entering and remaining in a restricted area without authority. He was also charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and was taken into custody on Saturday, Jan. 9.

The two other men were 36-year-old Adam Johnson of Florida, and 35-year-old Derrick Evans of West Virginia.

Johnson and Evans were taken into custody Friday. Both men were charged with unlawful entry on restricted grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. And Evans faces an additional charge on one count of theft of government property.

All three cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and are being investigated by the FBI in Washington and U.S. Capitol Police.

The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos [HERE].

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