Bumble Match Turns in Capitol Rioter Accused of Hitting Cops With Metal Whip
FBI/Criminal ComplaintWhen engaged in criminal activity, one would usually try to flee the scene shortly after. Accused Capitol rioter Andrew Taake, however, apparently tried to score a hot date first.A criminal complaint filed Friday against Taake alleges that the Houston native attacked police officers on Jan. 6 with a metal whip and pepper spray—then bragged about it on the dating app Bumble. He now faces six charges related to the attack. The allegations were first reported by HuffPost.The Fnews.yahoo.com
Juiced Up Trump Fanatics Plotted to Blow Up Democratic HQ, Feds Say
Napa County Sheriff’s Office/FBI/Criminal ComplaintTwo Trump fanatics who abused steroids and had access to a disturbing home arsenal plotted to blow up a Democratic building in the wake of Biden’s win—and even reached out to the Proud Boys for help, according to new indictments unsealed Thursday.According to court documents filed by DOJ attorneys in the Northern District of California, Ian Benjamin Rogers, 45, of Napa, and Jarrod Copeland, 37, of Vallejo started plotting to attack Democratic tanews.yahoo.com
Feds Charge Man Who Bragged to Mom as He Stormed Capitol in Gladiator Costume
FBI/Criminal ComplaintAn Arizona man is facing charges after storming the U.S. Capitol in a Roman gladiator costume—and documenting the siege in a series of narrated videos for his mom, prosecutors allege.Nathan Wayne Entrekin, from Cottonwood, has been charged with two misdemeanors, including violent entry on Capitol grounds, for his role in the Jan. 6 siege. Prosecutors allege that after driving 2,200 miles from Arizona to Washington D.C. to answer Trump’s call to fight against the results ofnews.yahoo.com
Chicago Cop Donned Police Hoodie While Storming Capitol: FBI
FBI/Criminal ComplaintChicago police officer Karol Chwiesiuk decided to participate in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that resulted in five deaths, including a police officer, and left a nation unnerved. All in a Chicago Police Department hoodie.That’s the allegation contained in a 19-page criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors Friday, charging Chwiesiuk with two counts of illegally entering a building and three counts of violent and disorderly conduct in connection with the riotnews.yahoo.com
Man charged in plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer faces judge
Man charged in plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer faces judgePublished: October 9, 2020, 12:16 pm38-year-old Shawn Fix faced a judge Friday morning. He's being held at the Antrim County Jail on charges of providing support for terrorist acts and carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Gov. Whitmer kidnapping suspects linked to ‘boogaloo’ anti-government movement, NBC News finds
LANSING, Mich. – Some of the Michigan men charged after a conspiracy to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have links to the national “boogaloo” anti-government movement, NBC News found. NBC News looked into the six men directly charged with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer -- Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta and Barry Croft. Croft was seen wearing the insignia of the Three Percenters, an armed anti-government movement, among other online warning signs, according to NBC News. Others in the group facing charges had anti-government memes and posts on social media before they were deleted, according to NBC News.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer on kidnapping plot: ‘They’re not militias. They’re domestic terrorists’
Gretchen Whitmer refuted some of the wording in the FBI’s criminal complaint about several Michiganders' alleged plot to kidnap her, saying the men are “not ‘militias.' They’re domestic terrorists.”State and federal officials issued charges against 13 people -- 12 from Michigan -- on Thursday after the FBI uncovered a conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer from her vacation home, hold her hostage and overthrow the Michigan government. What Whitmer saidWhitmer didn’t mention an issue with the wording when she spoke Thursday about the kidnapping plot, but she took to Twitter Friday morning to make her views clear. READ: Whitmer kidnapping suspects linked to ‘boogaloo’ anti-government movement, NBC News finds“They’re not ‘militias,’" Whitmer tweeted at 8:27 a.m. Friday. VIEW: Larger mugshots, with names for 10 of 13 people charged after FBI uncovered plot to kidnap WhitmerThese are 10 of the 13 people who were charged after the FBI uncovered a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov.
Ypsilanti man faces federal charges for child pornography years after similar conviction
DETROIT A 44-year-old man from Washtenaw County is facing child pornography charges nearly four years after being released from prison for a similar conviction. According to the complaint Stapleton was found to have been texting with minors, encouraging them to send sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves. The man said he would communicate with a child for a few days, get bored and move on to another, the complaint reads. Under the criminal complaint Stapleton has been charged with using and enticing a minor to produce child pornography, coercing and enticing a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity, possessing child pornography and transferring obscene material to a minor. Stapleton -- a registered sex offender -- was previously convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography in 2013 and was released from prison in 2015.
Dearborn Heights man charged with receiving, distributing child pornography in federal case
DETROIT The federal government filed a criminal complaint Tuesday against a Dearborn Heights man who is accused of receiving and distributing child pornography online. The complaint, led by a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations in Detroit, claims that Dean William Paul, 47, used the Kik Messenger app to share and receive child pornography. The agent identified Paul as a user on the messenger app after subpoenaing information related to the users IP address. The complaint says Paul was communicating in a group chat that was not necessarily focused on child pornography, but members are said to frequently discuss their sexual interest in children. Though his face is not visible in the videos, authorities allege the man is Paul.