HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A lady was arrested in Huntsville on Friday in reference to the January 6 riot at the united statesCapitol.
Based on the Division of Justice, California resident Stephanie Baez, 27, has been charged with Knowingly Getting into or Remaining in any Restricted Constructing or Grounds With out Lawful Authority and Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.
The Division of Justice grievance towards Baez has images and movies displaying Baez on Capitol grounds and contained in the constructing.
“I like the Proud Boys. I wish to discover me a Proud Boy,” mentioned Baez in a video publish on social media from simply exterior the U.S. Capitol on January sixth. Her feedback got here the identical day rioters shattered home windows and tore via the constructing. The Proud Boys are a far-right extremist group on the FBI’s Watch Record.
Based on the prison grievance filed with The Justice Division, the 27-year-old was allegedly amongst a gaggle who attended a rally and speech held by former President Donald Trump. That group later pressured their approach into the U.S. Capitol as Congress was making an attempt to certify the outcomes of the Presidential Election.
Baez, initially advised investigators that she was in Washington, D.C. to take a look at medical colleges, however a publish to her social media account contradicted that. “I simply got here out alone to battle Antifa,” Baez wrote on January fifth, at some point earlier than the Capitol riots. The subsequent day she posted, “I’m contained in the Capitol constructing.” Pictures linked to her account confirmed that.
Baez, additionally posted on her social media account, that she was not liable for any of the injury that ensued. She adopted up by saying, “I’m simply undecided what else we are able to do. Peaceable protesting did nothing for us.”
Information 19 reached out to the FBI to seek out out what Baez was doing in Huntsville on the time of her arrest. The request was handed onto the FBI’s Washington, D.C. Subject Workplace, which advised Information 19 that they might not remark.
The complete grievance could be learn right here.
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