A Republican candidate for governor of Michigan who took part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has been arrested by the FBI.
Ryan Kelley was taken into custody Thursday morning at his Allendale home, FBI Special Agent Mara Schneider said.
Kelley is the first person to run for office in a major federal or state race to be charged in connection with the January 2021 riot.
In a court filing, an FBI agent stated that Kelley appeared to be using his phone “to film the crowd attacking and pushing past the US Capitol cops.” Kelley “used his hands to support another rioter who was taking down a metal barricade,” the FBI agent said. He also made gestures to other insurgents, “consistently” implying that they should advance and enter the Capitol.
Kelley was charged with committing violence against a person or property on restricted premises, committing disorderly conduct, damaging federal property, and entering restricted premises or buildings without a permit.
The four counts are misdemeanors, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia told the New York Times.
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