REVEALED: The MAGA rioters who have been caught so far

REVEALED: The MAGA rioters who have been caught so far including a white nationalist, failed actor QAnon Shaman, former cop and tech CEO – as cops promise ‘hundreds’ more arrests in ‘unprecedented’ manhunt

  • As of Monday morning, between 85 and 90 people had been arrested in total  for Wednesday’s riot in DC
  • But as many as 10,000 are thought to have taken part and the vast majority of them walked free 
  • Now, the FBI, Capitol Police, DC Metro Police and Justice Department have all launched investigations
  • People are being arrested all over the country with a view to extraditing them back to DC to face charges 
  • Among them is the man who put his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk and the man who stole Pelosi’s Lectern 
  • The Secretary of the Army says 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened; none of those suspects have been named and no other information has been given
  • Those who have been caught so far have been charged with guns offenses, unlawful entry, making threats, disorderly conduct and assault
  • None has been charged with murder; four rioters died, one cop died and a second cop committed suicide afterwards  

Fewer than 100 people are believed to have been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s MAGA riot and police are now scrambling to catch up with the many who got away thanks to the outnumbered Capitol Police let them all walk free from the scene.

Some 85 people have been arrested and 55 have been charged in total across different jurisdictions but many of the indictments have not been made public. There are ongoing investigations by the Capitol Police, FBI, DC Metropolitan Police and the Department of Justice is assisting them all. The Secretary of the Army also revealed on Sunday that 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened. 

Because of the scale of the operation, hundreds of agents and cops are being deployed to track down the rioters who got away. 

It is being described as an ‘unprecedented’ effort that was hindered from the start because the vast majority of the rioters were able to leave Washington DC last week without being arrested and have now scattered back to their various home states across the country.

On Friday, the Department of Justice released information on 13 of the people they had charged to date. 

Since then, some of the more prolific culprits – like QAnon Shaman Jake Angeli, who stormed the Capitol wearing a horned furry hat – and stay-at-home father Adam Johnson, 36, who stole Nancy Pelosi’s lectern – have also been taken into custody.

Multiple others have been named as persons of interest but they haven’t yet been tracked down, including one man who is reportedly in hiding after being linked to the riots. At least two cops are also under suspicion of having some role in the riots, including an NYPD officer.  It’s almost an impossibility that the many thousands who stormed the Capitol will all be caught. 

Those who have been arrested and charged face will be prosecuted for an array of offences including unlawful entry, firearms possession, assault and making threats. 

No one has been charged with murder. Four rioters died in the chaos, as did one cop who collapsed after allegedly being hit over the head with a fire extinguisher. A second cop killed himself days later. 

Among those who have been arrested or connected to the riot so far are; 

Richard Barnett, 60, who put his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk

Barnett has been charged for breaking into Pelosi’s office. 

The self-proclaimed White Nationalist boasted about it afterwards. He even left a threatening note on Pelosi’s desk which read ‘we will not back down’. 

Barnett, 60, left the Capitol unstopped.  He was eventually arrested in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he is from. 


Richard Barnett, 60, who put his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk. knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison 

He has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records. 

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison.

Jake Angeli Chansley aka QAnon Shaman, 33, who was living at home with his mom

Jacob Angeli Chansley was arrested on Saturday in connection with the riot. 

Jacob Angeli Chansley was arrested on Saturday in connection with the riot. His mugshot has not been released

He was one of the stand-outs from the insurrection because of his outlandish outfit. 

He has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. 

DailyMail.com tracked Chansley down last week to his mother’s home in Arizona. 

He was photographed over the weekend without any of his rioting gear.

The 33-year-old has no job and, say neighbors, is often seen wandering the streets near her $199,000 Glendale home dressed in his horned shaman get-up.

Another neighbor, who asked not to be named, said he often sees Chansley dancing on the roof of his mother’s home – describing it as ‘bizarre’.

Proud Boys leader who took a selfie smoking inside the Capitol 

Proud Boys leader Nicholas Ochs who shared an image of himself smoking while inside the Capitol last week, was arrested in Hawaii

Nicholas R. Ochs was arrested in Hawaii. He claimed that he took part in the MAGA raid as a ‘professional journalist’.

Shortly after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, Ochs shared the photo of himself smoking with another man.

‘Hello from the Capital[sic] lol,’ the caption reads. 

Ochs was arrested Thursday evening after he landed at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

 Before his arrest, he boasted to CNN about breaking in: ‘We didn’t have to break in, I just walked in and filmed. 

‘There were thousands of people in there — they had no control of the situation. 

‘I didn’t get stopped or questioned.’

On Friday, the Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint against Ochs, charging him with unlawful entry into restricted buildings or grounds.

His initial appearance will be in federal court in Honolulu. A lawyer for Ochs could not be identified.

According to court filings, the government will seek his removal to the District of Columbia to face this charge.

Adam Johnson, 36, stay-at-home dad who took Pelosi’s lectern

Adam Johnson, 36, was arrested by federal marshals in Florida on Friday and is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail, according to arrest records. Johnson, a psychology graduate turned furniture maker from Bradenton, Florida, was seen parading through the Capitol on Wednesday with Pelosi’s lectern.

Johnson is a stay-at-home dad to five children; his wife is a doctor, according to The Bradenton Herald. He has previously faced possession of marijuana and violation of probation charges, the paper reports.


Adam Johnson, 36, was arrested by federal marshals in Florida on Friday and is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail, according to arrest records. The Parrish, Florida, resident’s charges are pending

Photos on his now-deleted social media accounts show him posing next to a sign reading ‘closed to all tours’ inside the building. Johnson, who was pictured inside the Capitol making off with a lectern, appears to have removed his social media platforms in the aftermath of the siege. 

Court documents reveal that the FBI consulted with members of the Speaker’s staff to determine that the lectern was stored in the Speaker’s Suite, located under a staircase to the third floor on the House side of the building.

The lectern was found on January 7 by a member of the Senate staff in the Red corridor of the Senate wing off the Rotunda in the Capitol building. It is worth more than $1,000, according to the House of Representatives’ curator. 

Unhinged retired Texas cop who took cable ties onto the floor of the Senate 

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock Jr., 53 

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock Jr., 53, was among the violent mob of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol Wednesday in a riot that left five including one police officer dead.

The father-of-three, who now lives in Dallas, was pictured on the Senate floor Wednesday after the group had broken through barricades, pushed back law enforcement and sent lawmakers fleeing for safety.

Images show him wearing a combat helmet, body armor and a vinyl tag with the Punisher skull on – a symbol adopted by white supremacists and believers of conspiracy theory QAnon.

He carried zip-tie handcuffs and appeared to be speaking with fellow rioters, several of which were dressed in MAGA caps. 

He was arrested Sunday in Texas and charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, according to the Justice Department. 

Brock’s family members and a former Air Force comrade have painted a concerning picture of the veteran – one of a man who has become increasingly radical and been influenced by white supremacy in recent years. 

‘Torch got all in on Trump. He went all in on the alternative-news-source world,’ said Leake.

‘He actually believes liberals and Democrats are a threat to the country. You can see how the logical conclusion to that is, “We’ve gotta take over”,’ one former colleague said.

Doug Jensen, 41, led mob that charged at cop Eugene Goodman 

Jensen from Des Moines, Iowa, was filmed leading the mob that chased officer Eugene Goodman up a flight of stairs at the Capitol. 

He was booked into the Polk County Jail early Saturday on five federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct counts, according to news releases from the FBI’s field office in Omaha, Nebraska and the county sheriff’s office.

Sgt. Ryan Evans of the county sheriff’s office said Jensen was being held without bond and that he didn’t know if he had an attorney. 


Doug Jensen was arrested on Saturday, having led the mob against Eugene Goodman.  He was booked into the Polk County Jail early Saturday on five federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct counts, according to news releases from the FBI’s field office in Omaha, Nebraska and the county sheriff’s office.

In a seven-second, expletive-laced TikTok video posted Thursday under the username @dougjensen, a man who appears to be Jensen suggests he’s being made a “poster boy” for what happened and ends by saying, ‘Don’t believe the news.’ 

Video posted online during the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday showed a man who appears to be Jensen, who is white, pursuing a Black officer up an interior flight of stairs. A mob of people trails several steps behind. 

At several points, the officer says “get back,” to no avail. 

The rioting has raised serious questions about security at the Capitol and the treatment of the mainly white mob compared to the often aggressive tactics used last year at protests over the killings or shootings of Black people by police.

Bradley Rukstales, Chicago CEO of suburban tech company 

Rukstales heads up Chicago-based data analytics firm Cogensia

Rukstales issued a groveling apology after being charged by the Department of Justice along with 12 others in a sweeping indictment.  

He said it was the ‘single worst decision of my life’.

He was fired from the company he worked for – Consegnia – who said his actions did not align with their stance as a company. 

‘This decision was made because Rukstales’ actions were inconsistent with the core values of Cogensia. Cogensia condemns what occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and we intend to continue to embrace the values of integrity, diversity and transparency in our business operations, and expect all employees to embrace those values as well,’ said Joel Schiltz, who was promoted from senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer to acting CEO after Rukstales was fired.

Virginia Trump fan who also attended Charlottesville riot in 2017

Douglas Sweet, asked if he regretted being there, replied: ‘From our actions, come reaction’

Douglas Sweet from Hudgins, Virginia, was held in jail for eight hours and then released. 

He told WKTR he traveled to Washington because ‘Trump asked all the patriots to show up, so I did.’

He said: ‘I didn’t go with any malice or intention of malice of those that committed those the fights – the tear gas and just, you know, throwing stuff at police. 

‘That wasn’t in my game plan at all.’

Asked if he has any regret, being involved in a riot where four people died, Sweet said: ‘From our actions, come reaction.’  

Sweet had also attended the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, his daughter, Robyn Sweet, told BuzzFeed News on Thursday.

West Virginia Delegate who filmed himself inside the Capitol 

West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans was was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. 

Evans was taken into custody Friday.  He was shown leaving court in a grey sweatsuit. 


West Virginia delegate Derrick Evans was charged on Friday. He is shown left, in a Facebook live from the riot, and right, leaving court

He broadcast his participation in a Facebook Live video he took of himself as he entered the Capitol building during the riots, shouting: ‘We’re in! We’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!’

He was among those charged on Friday. 

Nashville bartender who brought zip ties to the Senate pictured in the Senate chamber on Wednesday clad in military-style clothing who went with his MOTHER 

Eric Munchel has been named as the man pictured with a bundle of flex-cuffs. He told The Times of London that both he and his mother wore bullet proof vests. 

‘We wanted to show that we’re willing to rise up, band together and fight if necessary. Same as our forefathers, who established this country in 1776. It was a kind of flexing of muscles.’  

Munchel, 30, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. 

It carries a one year prison sentence.  


Eric Munchel has been named as the man pictured with a bundle of flex-cuffs. He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds

NOT PICTURED BUT CHARGED 

Lonnie Coffman,  70

Possession of an unregistered firearm and carrying without a license. He had 11 Molotov cocktails in his truck.

Mark Leffingwell 

Charged with entering a restricted building and punching a cop

Christopher Alberts 

Charged with carrying a 9mm handgun into the riot

Joshua Pruitt 

Charged with entering restricted building

Matthew Council 

Charged with entering restricted building and disorderly conduct

Cindy Fitchett 

Charged with entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct and violent entry

Michael Curzio 

Charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct  

Terry Brown 

Charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct

Thomas Gallagher 

Charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct  

NOT CHARGED BUT LINKED TO THE RIOTS 

Virginia welder who wore Camp Auschwitz sweater 

Robert Keith Packer, the Virginia welder wearing an anti-Semitic sweater 

Robert Keith Packer is among the most despised members of the mob. 

He wore a sweater with the words Camp Auschwitz and ‘Work brings freedom’ which is a known translation of a Nazi German phrase about prisoners in concentration camps. 

Shockingly, he has not yet been arrested despite being identified yesterday by the public. 

His neighbors in Virginia told CNN he was a known extremist with a long criminal record. 

‘He’s been always extreme and very vocal about his beliefs,’ the source said. 

His criminal record includes a conviction for forgery.

It’s unclear why he has not yet been arrested. 

Stop the Steal organizer now ‘in hiding’

Ali Alexander is in hiding and has had his Twitter account suspended after being connected to the riot on Wednesday

The Daily Beast reports that Ali Alexander is in hiding and has had his Twitter account suspended after being connected to the riot on Wednesday. 

The Beast reports that he, on December 19, said his group wasn’t violent ‘yet’.

‘One of our organizers in one state said, “We’re nice patriots, we don’t throw bricks.” 

‘I leaned over and I said, “Not yet. Not yet!” Haven’t you read about a little tar-and-feathering? Those were second-degree burns!’ 

He is a convicted felon who previously admitted property theft and credit card fraud in 2007 and 2008 respectively. 

He previously tweeted that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was ‘not American Black’. 

The post was retweeted by Donald Trump Jr.

As of Monday morning, he had not been named by any law enforcement agency as among those charged in connection with the riot last week.  

MTA worker suspended after being recognized by his boss 

Metro North employee Will Pepe, 31 was suspended by his boss

Will Pepe who worked at Metro-North’s Brewster rail yard in upstate New York is now being investigated by the FBI who are looking into what role he played during the rally.

Pepe, 31, from Beacon, New York, had been with the MTA for seven years earning $74,000-a-year but decided to call out sick to head to the event which in itself is a ‘false use of sick leave’.

He has now been suspended as the agency looks to fire him in the coming days.

‘Effective immediately this individual has been suspended from Metro-North without pay and will be disciplined in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement pending an investigation,’ said MTA spokesman Ken Lovett in a statement.

‘This alleged conduct is abhorrent and goes against the values of Metro-North, New York and the nation.’

‘We had no knowledge of this individual’s participation in the events of that day, and we are disappointed that anyone would engage in that type of conduct,’ said Dean Davita, a rep for Local 30 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Rocky Mount Police Sgt. T.J. Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker were pictured in front of a statue of John Stark.

Cops including one from NYPD two off-duty North Carolina officers who posed for a Facebook photo inside the Capitol but say they did nothing wrong 

An unidentified NYPD cop has been linked to the riots. 

‘There is one investigation that is active on one member,’ Commissioner Demot Shea told NY1 on Monday morning. 

‘There is no name yet released because we don’t know if it’s true or not. But I can tell you anyone committing crimes certainly would have a very short shelf life with the NYPD.’ 

Rocky Mount Police Sgt. T.J. Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker were pictured in front of a statue of John Stark. 

The image circulated on Facebook over the weekend, then Fracker defended it in a now-deleted post. 

The pair were off-duty and say they did not engage in any violent activity. 

The police force they work for contacted the FBI. 

It’s unclear if either has faced any disciplinary action. 

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