Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-12-03 19:00:00 –
Friday, December 3, 2021 | 4:00 pm
According to the Nevada Federal Attorney’s Office, a Nevada man was arrested for assault on law enforcement and other crimes related to the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.
Josiah Kennion, 34, of Winnemucca, has been charged with assaulting, resisting, and interfering with certain officers with physical violence, civilian confusion, and dangerous weapons in restricted buildings and grounds. Said the agency in a news release. He was arrested in Reno on Wednesday and appeared in the first court in Nevada today. He remains in custody until further proceedings are filed.
Winnemucca is about 165 miles northeast of Reno.
According to the affidavit, Kenion is believed to have been in the Capitol near the Senate wing door and the basement of the building from 2:53 pm to 3:18 pm. Riot surveillance videos and photos show Kenion in the costume of “Jack Skellington” based on Tim Burton’s movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.
During the riots, prosecutors allege that Kenion and others damaged the outer windows of the Capitol. He first closed his fist and tried to break the window, then tried several times with a flag wand.
Prosecutors also said Kennion used several objects, including what looked like table legs “with protruding nails,” to attack police trying to secure the building. According to the affidavit, Kenion threw an unknown object and what looked like a large plastic pylon at the officer.
The case was being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and the release identified Kenion as number 94 in a photo requesting information. The Washington Field Office was also supported by the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office, Reno Resident Office, Washoe County Security Officer Office, Reno Police, Washington DC Metropolitan Police, and US Capitol Police.
Ten months after the riot that supporters of then-President Donald Trump raided the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from proving victory in President Joe Biden’s election, more than 675 people from almost every state I was arrested for a related crime. violation.
More than 210 people have been charged with assaulting or obstructing law enforcement. According to the release, investigation is ongoing.