LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As of Monday afternoon, at least seven Kentucky residents have been charged in connection to violent riots at the U.S. Capitol. In addition, a University of Kentucky student is facing charges for her role in the insurrection.
Robert L. Bauer told FBI agents he went to D.C. for a pro-Trump rally with his wife. After the rally, he and his cousin began marching to the Capitol because "Trump said to do so."
Bauer told the FBI he entered to "occupy the space," saying people in the crowd "were angry about pedophiles, the news cycle, and losing their businesses during the lockdown."
According to the criminal complaint, someone called into the FBI's National Threat Operations Center and told agents Bauer posted multiple pictures on Facebook, including one of him inside the Capitol building.
Bauer was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, as well as knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building without lawful authority.
A Louisville man was taken into custody in Cub Run, Kentucky, following his participation in Capitol riots.
Damon Michael Beckley remains in federal custody and will appear in court Jan. 16.
Beckley has been arrested for unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capital grounds.
Chad Barrett Jones of Nelson County was arrested in Louisville Saturday after he was identified by authorities following a tip on Jan. 8.
Investigators said Jones was allegedly part of the crowd that violently stormed the Speaker's Lobby during the riot. Video footage from inside the Capitol showed Jones among a crowd trying to breach the barricaded door that connects to the House of Representatives chambers.
Jones’ charges include assault on a federal officer, certain acts during a civil disorder, destruction of government property over $1,000 and obstruction of justice.
Elizabethtown native Michael Sparks has been charged with unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement for his role in the riots.
An affidavit says an anonymous source called the FBI's tip line and said Sparks was one of the first people to climb through a broken window into the Capitol building.
Screenshots from Sparks' social media accounts show him saying, "A new dawn is coming. Be ready. Just pray and trust in the Lord." The FBI also found screenshots from news sources showing Sparks inside the building.
A West Virginia native currently attending the University of Kentucky is the latest to face charges for her role in the insurrection at the Capitol.
Gracyn Courtright is being charged with theft of property, entering a restricted building and engaging in disruptive conduct after FBI agents identified her from pictures and videos on her social media accounts.
Federal investigators are continuing to go through tips and social media. Anyone with photos or videos that may help the FBI, are asked to turn in that evidence here.
FBI Louisville arrested Jordan T. Revlett of Owensboro in connection to the Capitol riots. Revlett was charged with unlawful entry and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Revlett is in federal custody and his first court appearance will be Jan. 25.
Dalton Ray Crase
According to a criminal complaint, Lexington native Dalton Ray Crase traveled to D.C. early Jan. 6 to attend President Trump's speech at the Washington Monument.
In an interview with the FBI, Crase admitted to entering the U.S. Capitol.
"I was breaking the law by being in the Capitol building but it didn't register with me," Crase said.
Troy Dylan Williams
Troy Dylan Williams of Lexington admitted to going to the Capitol with Crase, saying the two entered the building two times.
Williams told FBI agents the two did not participate in violence, but said he was told going inside would be a felony before he entered. Both Williams and Crase provided agents with photos and videos from inside the building.
Both Crase and Williams have been charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds in addition to aiding and abetting.
FBI in Louisville arrested Lori and Thomas Vinson of Morganfield, Kentucky on February 23.
According to court documents, photos and surveillance video show the Vinsons entering the Capitol on Jan. 6 and walking through the hall on the building's first floor.
Court documents also list multiple witnesses who said Lori Vinson admitted to entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
FBI Louisville announced Clayton Mullins was arrested February 23 for his involvement in violence at the U.S. Capitol.
According to the FBI, Mullins is facing several charges, including assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, and more.
This story will be updated as more information is presented.
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