Nevada man accused of assaulting police officers in US Capitol riots


Reno, Nevada (AP) — A 34-year-old Nevada man was arrested on multiple charges related to a riot in the US Capitol on January 6. A protruding nail.

A U.S. Magistrate Judge in Reno ordered Josiah Kennion of Winnemucca to be put in jail on Friday without bail until he was transferred to Washington to face prosecution.

They include physical violence in restricted buildings and premises, civilian confusion, assault, resistance and sabotage of police officers with dangerous weapons.

Kenion was arrested in Reno on Wednesday. He first appeared in the US District Court on Friday, along with federal lawyer Lauren Gorman, who was appointed to court, via a video connection.

Gorman asserts Kenion’s constitutional rights, remains silent, and has a lawyer present. She did not respond to the request for comment shortly thereafter.

A federal criminal complaint filed by the Federal Attorney Office in the District of Columbia says the photo and video show Kenion was among the mobs who entered the Capitol.

More than 670 people have been charged with federal crimes related to the January 6 riots. At least 140 of them have been convicted primarily of misdemeanors.

The complaint said Kenion wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and a “Jack Skellington” outfit, based on the characters from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

He said he tried to break the window of the Capitol with the flag staff and attacked the policeman with several things, including the legs of the table.

The image shows Kenion attacking a large number of police officers on the legs of the table.

“The protruding nails appear to be temporarily stuck between the top of the policeman’s face shield and the helmet,” FBI special agent Matthew Larichia wrote in a statement filed with the complaint. I am.

According to Laricia, FBI agents interviewed three witnesses in the Washington Metro area a week after the riots, which they believed Kennion was in the picture.

Two others, including one of Kenion’s relatives, clearly identified the photo in April, and in September the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority confirmed fare and bank records consistent with his presence in the uprising. He wrote.