During the Capitol Siege, Five Guys Were Charged With Attacking Police

Five men were charged by federal authorities on Tuesday in an unsealed superseding indictment that named seven people involved in an attack on Capitol police officers on Jan. 6.

Logan James Barnhart, 40, of Lansing, Mich., and Ronald Colton McAbee, 27, of Unionville, Tenn., were arrested separately Tuesday and charged with a variety of federal offenses, including assaulting officers with a deadly weapon, inflicting bodily injury, and aiding and abetting, according to the indictment.

Barnhart was charged with employing a deadly weapon, while McAbee was charged with forcible assault on an officer resulting in bodily injury, according to the 22-count superseding indictment.

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The Justice Department said in a statement that they both made their first court appearances on Tuesday.

Jeffrey Sabol, Peter Francis Stager, Michael John Lopatic Sr., Clayton Ray Mullins, and Jack Wade Whitton were also included in the superseding indictment, with Sabol, Lopatic, and Whitton facing additional charges.

The five males are accused of assaulting members of law enforcement, including a Metropolitan Police Department officer known as “B.M.” who was assaulted with “a baton, flag pole, and crutch,” according to the indictment.

Prosecutors said B.M. was standing in an archway of an internal tunnel to the Capitol when he was grabbed and carried down the building’s steps in a January statement of facts in the case against Sabol.

“These individuals forced B.M. into a prone position on the stairs and proceeded to forcibly and repeatedly strike B.M. in the head and body with various objects,” it said.

The Justice Department has arrested more than 570 people in connection to the siege of the Capitol building by supporters of then-President Donald Trump in an effect to stop the certification of Joe Biden‘s election win.

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Of those arrested, more than 170 have been charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.

Federal authorities continue to those who participated in the attack and they released on Tuesday additional photos of those they seek to identify.

“The FBI needs help identifying people in the January 6th riots at the capital,” the FBI said¬†via Twitter.

Source: UPI

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