Three Southern Minnesotans Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C. announced the charges Friday afternoon. The men are each charged with one felony count of obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder and misdemeanor counts of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds.
Court records say officer body camera footage captured 44-year-old Kenneth Wayne Fuller and his son 20-year-old Caleb Kenneth Fuller, both of Cleveland, MN, along with Kenneth’s brother, 40-year-old Nicholas John Fuller of Mapleton MN, pushing back on officers attempting to move the crowd down the stairs on the capitol’s west side. Officials allege that Kenneth braced his arm against one of the officer's shields to prevent the law enforcement push.
Body camera footage then depicts the men descending the stairs before returning to the police line and trying to stop officers from moving the crowd down the stairs, court documents say. Kenneth was arrested on Friday while Caleb and Nicholas were taken into custody earlier this month and have had their initial appearances in the Minnesota Federal Court. Kenneth’s first federal court appearance has not yet been announced.
Over 1,000 people have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol. That includes nearly 350 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement, the U.S. The Attorney's Office says. The investigation remains ongoing.
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