FBI arrests Republican candidate for Michigan governor over Jan. 6
Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for Michigan governor, is arrested by the FBI over his role in the Capitol riot.
An FBI spokesperson told Axios on Thursday that a Republican candidate for Michigan governor was arrested after he was served a search warrant on his home in Allendale, Michigan.
Ryan Kelley was arrested on misdemeanor charges related to the January 6 Capitol Riot, and will make an initial appearance in court on Thursday afternoon.
The Republican was charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority during the riot, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, knowingly engaging in an act of physical violence against a person or property in a restricted building, and willfully injuring or committing depredation against US property.
The FBI announced that the charges were supported by evidence provided by anonymous witnesses who shared photos of Kelley at the Capitol building. The GOP candidate was also identified in publicly available news media videos.
Kelley was seen in one video wearing a black hat and black coat in a crowd of people pushing past police outside of the Capitol.