LIBERTY, Mo.: A person linked to the Kansas Metropolis metro chapter of the Proud Boys was charged Monday with conspiring with members of the group to take part within the riots on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Ryan Ashlock, of Gardner, Kansas, was arrested Monday with out incident, the FBI mentioned. An affidavit alleges Ashlock conspired with 5 different members of the Proud Boys who’ve already been charged within the riots.
They had been amongst tons of of supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol after Trump spoke at a rally, forcing lawmakers to be taken to security. 5 folks died within the melee.
It was unclear Monday if Ashlock has an lawyer.
Ashlock traveled to the riots with different Proud Boy members, marched with them to the Capitol, and helped knock down metallic barricades between police and protesters outdoors the Capitol, based on the affidavit. He separated from the group when police pepper-sprayed him, and it was unclear if Ashlock entered the Capitol, the FBI mentioned.
He additionally wore tactical gear and had florescent orange tape on his clothes, which federal authorities say signifies membership within the Proud Boys.
He was charged with conspiracy, obstruction of regulation enforcement throughout civil dysfunction, obstruction of justice/Congress, and knowingly coming into or remaining in restricted buildings or grounds.
The FBI mentioned Ashlock admitted to investigators throughout an interview on Feb. 11 that he was on the Capitol and coordinated with different members of the Proud Boys. He instructed investigators he left the grounds after he was hit with pepper spray.
Nevertheless (Ashlock) in the end denied that his actions had been legal, the affidavit reads.
Proud Boy members William Norman Chrestman and Christopher Charles Kuehn, each of Olathe, Kansas, and Louis Enrique Colon, of Blue Springs, Missouri, had been charged Feb. 10 with conspiring to to impede certification of the Electoral Faculty vote.
Felicia and Cory Konold, who stay within the Tucson, Arizona, space, additionally had been charged with conspiring with the Kansas Metropolis chapter of the Proud Boys to intrude with police in the course of the riot.
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