Missouri Elementary School Teacher Indicted In Capitol Riot Six Months After Her Husband


6 months After her husband was charged In connection with the US Capitol rebellion, teachers at Christian Elementary School in Springfield face the same claim.

According to a federal court document opened this week, 29-year-old Kelsey Leigh Ann Wilson was charged with deliberately entering or staying in a restricted building or site without legal authority. Chaotic and destructive activity within a restricted building or premises. Chaotic behavior on the grounds of the Capitol. Parades, demonstrations and picketing will take place in the Parliament building.

She is the 14th Missouri resident charged with allegedly participating in the deadly January 6 riots.

The indictment does not state why authorities waited months to prosecute Kelsey Wilson.

According to the document, the FBI was found in January after receiving anonymous information that her husband, Zachary Wilson, was allegedly involved in a violation of the Capitol. A tipster said Zach Wilson posted on his Facebook account that he had entered the Capitol, and while in it, had entered the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office. .. The tipster provided a screenshot of Zachary Wilson’s currently deleted Facebook post. This shows that Kelsey Wilson was with him when he entered the Capitol.

In the post, a friend asked Zach Wilson, “Did you go inside the capital building?”

“The first one !!!!” Wilson replied. “The first thing we found was Pelosi’s office.”

A friend said, “You’re lucky you’re not in jail. It wasn’t really wise.”

Wilson replied: “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

According to the document, FBI agents interviewed Kelsey and Zack Lee Wilson at their home in Springfield on January 18. In an interview, they said they were on the grounds of the Capitol on January 6, but refused to enter the building.

According to the document, FBI agents conducted a second interview with Zach Wilson at home on January 20. Later, Zach Wilson allowed him to enter the Capitol building, but said his wife did not.

According to the document, Wilson was also recording an 18-second video shot in the office of the speaker he provided to the agent.

“Wilson said he entered the US Capitol because he was a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and wanted his” voice to be heard. ” States. “Wilson said he was not involved in the destruction of property while in the US Capitol.”

On January 22, FBI agents interviewed Kelsey Wilson’s colleague who took Wilsons to Washington, DC, according to documents. document. Wilsons was in about 30 minutes, he told the FBI.

The person shared photos and videos with the investigator. One photo shows Kelsey Wilson wearing a black, white, gold beanie, white trousers, a gray long-sleeved shirt, and the “Keep America Great Again” protolamp flag.

On January 23, the FBI received a DVD from the US Capitol. The DVD contained a surveillance video showing Zachary and Kelsey Wilson walking through the building on January 6 in the same corridor where Pelosi’s office is located.

Zach Wilson was charged on February 12 and arrested at his home in Springfield. On February 22, the FBI received more video surveillance footage showing Wilson roaming the Parliament’s Rotunda, according to documents.

Both Wilsons have been released with a bond of personal cognition that is pending trial. Kelsey Wilson moved in on Wednesday and made her first appearance in a federal court in Springfield that same day.

According to court documents, the couple have two children, ages 6 and 7, and Kelsey Wilson is a teacher at the Dayspring Christian School in Springfield. She had just started work in early July and the document shows, but she didn’t expect to maintain that position for a long time.

“The defendant advised her to be a first-year teacher, and believes her employment will end after her arrest,” he says.