Capitol invasion: Trump supporter who broke into US Speaker’s office arrested

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Capitol invasion: Trump supporter who broke into US Speaker's office arrested


Richard Barnett, President Donald Trump’s supporter, who broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, has been apprehended.

Barnett posed for pictures and stole mail from her desk.

He was arrested on Friday in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has been charged with three federal counts.

The charges are entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and stealing public property.

West Virginia state Republican lawmaker Derrick Evans has also been charged with illegal entry.

Evans allegedly recorded himself in a video entering the Capitol.

Two others, Christopher Michael Alberts and Mark Leffingwell, have also been charged.

Barnett’s indictment says a black Taurus G2C 9mm was recovered from D-1’s right hip. A separate magazine was located on D-1’s left hip.

“Both the gun and the spare magazine were in held in two separate holsters. The handgun had one round in the chamber with a twelve round capacity magazine filled with twelve rounds; the spare magazine also had a twelve round capacity and was filled with twelve rounds.

“MPD Officers also seized a gas-mask from the defendant’s person as well as the defendant’s backpack containing a pocketknife, one packaged military meal-ready to eat (MRE), and one first-aid medical kit,” it read.

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