Proud Boys leader indicted, arrested for January 6 riots
Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio was also seen burning a BLM flag that he stole from a church.
The US Justice Department on Tuesday announced that the leader of the right-wing extremist group, Proud Boys, was indicted and arrested on the account of conspiracy, among other charges that are related to the January Capitol Hill riots.
The former national chairman of the Proud Boys, Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio, was arrested in Miami after his indictment on conspiracy and other related charges related to the US Capitol riots, which violently disrupted a joint session of the US Congress that was counting electoral votes related to the election of Biden that year.
Tarrio will be making his initial court appearance on Tuesday in a Florida court, according to a press release by the department.
"The indictment against Tarrio alleges that he and other co-defendants who were also connected to the Proud Boys conspired to obstruct an official proceeding - the certification of the Electoral College vote," the release said.
On January 4, 2021, Tarrio was arrested for stealing and burning a Black Lives Matter flag from a local church in Washington, in addition to possessing illegal arms.
"Tarrio was indicted on one count of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, and two counts each of assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers and destruction of government property," the release also said.
Over 775 people across 50 US states have been arrested so far for the Jnuary 6 Capitol riots, according to the DoJ.
January 6 panel says Trump engaged in 'criminal conspiracy'
Last year has been a rough ride for former President Donald Trump. In a federal court filing, the House panel investigating the insurgency at the Capitol previewed some of its conclusions, and investigators indicated for the first time that they had enough evidence to suggest former President Donald Trump committed crimes.
Although Trump attempted to hide the records, the documents provide an early glimpse into the panel's potential conclusions, which may or may not lead to Trump's prosecution. The panel's conclusions are scheduled to be submitted in the coming months as the committee has examined over 650 witnesses in the investigation against Trump supporters' insurgency at the Capitol storming.
The insurrection left 7 people dead and more than 100 officers injured, including four officers who later committed suicide. More than 700 persons have been charged as a result of the investigation.
The panel detailed in its 221-page filing that it procured evidence of the defeated Trump and his allies engaging in "criminal conspiracy" to stop the certification of Joe Biden's presidency.
The filing was made in response to a lawsuit filed by John Eastman, a lawyer and law professor who was conspiring with Trump seeking to reverse the election and is attempting to keep documents hidden from the committee.
The committee says evidence of 3 crimes exists, all connected to Trump's collaboration with Eastman.