• January 28, 2023

5 People Linked To Proud Boys Are Arrested : NPR

The FBI has identified five people arrested Thursday as part of a Proud Boys group that took part in the Capitol Riot. Justice Department caption hide caption

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The FBI has identified five people arrested Thursday as part of a Proud Boys group that took part in the Capitol Riot.

Ministry of Justice

Five people, prosecutors claim to be linked to the extremist Proud Boys group, were arrested Thursday and are now charged with alleged roles in the riot in the US Capitol last month.

William Chrestman, Christopher Kühne, Louis Enrique Colon, Felicia Konold and Cory Konold face numerous charges: conspiracy, disorder, obstruction of an official process, knowingly entering or staying in a restricted building or site without legitimate authority and disorderly behavior on the Capitol Grounds. Chrestman, Kühne, and Colon live in the Kansas City area while Konold’s siblings were arrested in Arizona.

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All but Chrestman are charged together in a group conspiracy.

Chrestman’s indictment has been filed separately but the affidavit states that he was also associated with the group; He is also charged with threatening to attack a federal law enforcement officer.

A number of other people allegedly linked to the Proud Boys have already been arrested in connection with the attack on the Capitol.

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The Justice Department also announced on Thursday that two men associated with the Boogaloo Bois an extremist movement who wants to start a civil war in Kentucky was arrested in Kentucky.

John Subleski, 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, is believed to have started a riot in downtown Louisville at the same time as the US Capitol riot. Adam Turner, 35, also from Louisville, allegedly threatened police on Twitter and Facebook posts after he was arrested during a traffic obstruction of a protest caravan he was in.

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