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Capitol riot suspect and his family found hiding in the Nevada mountains in ‘disguised sedan’

A Capitol riot suspect was found hiding with his family in a trailer in the mountains Nevada and was later arrested on multiple counts, authorities said.

Josiah Kenyon, 34, of Winnemucca, Nevada, who was arrested December 1, charged with assaulting law enforcement officials with a dangerous weapon and other charges on January 6 when the former President. Donald TrumpSupporters rushed in Capitol Hill against the president Joe Bidenwin.

Authorities say Mr. Kenyon’s whereabouts remain unknown, reports KOLOTV.

Two Washoe County sheriffs found a woman and two children living in a small, unheated trailer near Mount Peavine. When officials offered to help, she remained evasive and refused to give her or her husband’s name.

While they were talking, the woman’s husband drove up and said the family was moving out of the area.

The delegates left but decided to examine the man’s vehicle, a Ford Crown Victoria, which had been camouflaged and modified.

Mr. Kenyon and his wife were arrested after congressmen discovered he was wanted on federal charges.

The couple have been charged with child endangerment, while MPs also found a rifle, a handgun and other weapons and ammunition inside the camouflaged vehicle.

According to court documents from the US attorney’s office for the District of Columbia, Mr. Kenyon was at the Capitol on January 6 from about 2:53 p.m. until 3:18 p.m. before joining the crowd outside at Lower West Terrace.

Kenyon wears a “Jack Skellington” costume, based on a character from the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Mr. Kenyon and others damaged an exterior window of a building in the Capitol building during the riots.

“Kenyon first tried to break the window with a fist, then several attempts with a flag stick. He then used several objects, including what appeared to be a table leg with a protruding nail, to attack law enforcement officers who were trying to secure the building,” the statement said. of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia.

“In addition, according to the documents, he threw an unidentified object and what appeared to be a large hard plastic pole towards the officers,” the statement added.

He has been charged with engaging in physical violence, disrupting civil order and assaulting, resisting or obstructing certain officers with a dangerous weapon, among other counts.

The US district attorney’s office said in its statement that more than 675 people have been arrested in nearly 50 states on charges related to the January 6 break-in of the US Capitol.

Of these, more than 210 individuals have been charged with assault or obstruction of law enforcement.

Mr. Kenyon remains in custody, although he did appear before a Nevada court after his arrest.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/capitol-riot-suspect-nevada-mountains-b1973382.html Capitol riot suspect and his family found hiding in the Nevada mountains in ‘disguised sedan’

JACLYN DIAZ

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