The Republican candidate for governor of the state of Michigan, Ryan Kelley, has been arrested this Thursday on minor charges related to his participation in the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, an insurrection that left five dead.
“Ryan Kelley, 40, of Allendale, Michigan, was arrested this morning for misdemeanor charges stemming of the violation of the Capitol on January 6, 2021″, said the spokesman for the Federal Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia, Bill Miller, as reported by the US network CNN.
Also, the FBI office in Detroit has confirmed Kelley’s arrest and has indicated that his address has been searched. “I can confirm that FBI agents from the Grand Rapids office executed an arrest and search warrant at Kelley’s residence in Allendale”, has indicated, for her part, the person in charge of public affairs of said Office, Mara Schneider, according to the aforementioned media.
Kelley will have to appear in court. The criminal complaint filed against him in federal court in Washington accuses him of knowingly trespassing on restricted land without authority, disorderly conduct and knowingly participating in an act of violence against persons or propertyas reported by the Bloomberg news agency.
So far, more than 775 people have been arrested for their involvement in the assault, including dozens of heavily armed militia members, while The special committee of the House of Representatives has taken statements from dozens of collaborators of former President Donald Trump.
The main accusation that prosecutors have presented is that of illegally entering a restricted place, about 640; while the rest of the most recurrent charges are for assault or resistance to authority.