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FBI arrests two more South Carolinians in Jan. 6 Capitol riots

Two more South Carolinians had been arrested Monday by the FBI in reference to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

The males, each from the Greenville space, are John Barry Chisholm, 34, and Michael Anderson, 44, in line with a federal grievance.

They had been arraigned in Greenville on Friday morning earlier than U.S Magistrate Judge Kevin MacDonald. They every posted an unsecured bond of $25,000.

Both are charged with knowingly coming into a restricted space, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted space, disorderly or disruptive conduct in a Capitol constructing and parading or demonstrating in a Capitol constructing, in line with federal court docket data.

The total number of South Carolinians who’ve now been arrested in reference to the Jan. 6, 2021, riots on the Capitol is 27.

Tipsters helped the FBI establish Anderson and Chisholm and steered federal brokers to Facebook posts by each males that appeared to brag about their participation in a mob of Trump supporters who tried to forestall former Vice President Mike Pence from certifying the November 2020 election in which Joe Biden received a majority of electoral votes.

One tipster, who knew Chisholm personally, informed the FBI that Chisholm “had posted photographs on social media from inside the (Capitol) building but that he later deleted the photographs,” in line with a federal grievance that named each males.

Chisholm additionally wrote on Facebook that Pence had the facility “to send it (the election) back to the states,” the grievance stated.

Video footage obtained by the FBI confirmed each Anderson and Chisholm contained in the U.S. Capitol, the grievance stated. Each was carrying a black, hooded sweatshirt with massive numbers “864” written in yellow throughout the entrance.

“Based on my knowledge of the area, I know that 864 is the area code for the area around Greenville, South Carolina,” the FBI agent who drafted the grievance wrote.

The agent’s identify was edited out, however the grievance stated he labored out of the FBI’s Greenville workplace and is at the moment “tasked with investigating criminal activity in and around the Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021.”

The grievance additionally stated Anderson and Chisholm used a bicycle rack to climb a wall on the Capitol.

More (*6*)rom almost all 50 states have been arrested in the Capitol breach, in line with the Department of Justice. Approximately 493 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding regulation officers, together with 129 charged with utilizing a harmful weapon or inflicting critical bodily harm to an officer. Some 140 cops had been injured in the preventing.

Attorney Beattie Ashmore represents Chisholm. Attorney Lora Blanchard, an assistant federal public defender, represents Anderson. She couldn’t be reached for remark,.

Beattie Ashmore stated that his shopper had been cooperative since first being contacted by the federal government on Feb. 1, 2021.

“I can’t explain why it took so long for charges to be filed,” Ashmore stated.

“Obviously, Mr. Chisolm attended President Trump’s earlier rally. Unfortunately, he went into the Capitol for approximately three minutes. He looked around and didn’t like what he saw, and he left. He certainly caused no harm or damage to any person or property,” Ashmore stated.

Max Cauthen III was the federal prosecutor at Monday’s listening to.

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