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Michigan GOP Gubernatorial candidate, Ryan Kelley was arrested at his home in Allendale, Michigan, this morning in connection with the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol Building. According to a report from The Hill, Kelley is alleged to have been seen outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th. He’s facing 4 misdemeanor charges related to his actions on that day. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. confirmed Kelley’s arrest and said he is set to appear in court late on Thursday (today) afternoon, according to the report.
The FBI said they had received multiple tips about Kelley’s presence at the January 6th, riot at The Capitol, days following the riot. The FBI did not accuse Kelley of entering the Capitol Building, but he allegedly was among the crowd outside of the building for over two hours, according to the Hill report.
The charges against Kelley said one of the actions he was charged with was, instructing the crowd to climb the scaffolding to get closer to the building. At one point, Kelley is alleged to have gone as far as to pull the covering from a temporary structure, in order to help others scale the structure more easily.
Kelley’s charges include entering a restricted area without lawful authority, disorderly conduct, knowing engaging in physical violence in a restricted area, and willfully injuring or committing depredation against federal government property.