Feds: Katy men arrested after bragging about roles in Jan. 6 riot
Brian Jackson, 47, and his brother, Adam Jackson, 42, are charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, civil dysfunction, and different associated offenses.
KATY, Texas — A pair of brothers from Katy have been arrested by federal brokers Tuesday on prices alleging they assaulted legislation enforcement officers in the course of the Jan. 6 rebel on the U.S. Capitol.
Brian Scott Jackson, 47, and his brother, Adam Lejay Jackson, 42, are charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, civil dysfunction and different associated offenses.
Investigators say each men bragged about their function in the riot and even posted a video on Facebook. A witness who described themselves as “a distant relative” alerted authorities, in response to courtroom paperwork.
“Brian Jackson hurled a flagpole at officers. Adam Jackson hurled a large red or orange object at officers and then charged at the line of officers with what appeared to be a U.S. Capitol Police riot shield,” in response to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
In a video on Brian Jackson’s Facebook account, a voice is heard saying, “Adam obtained a god-damned defend, stole it from the f—- popo,” the USAO stated.
According to investigators, he later deleted the video and tried to “unsend” messages bragging about his participation in the riot. They say he additionally requested others to delete movies and messages he’d despatched to them.
Investigators stated Adam Jackson additionally exchanged messages with somebody just a few days after the riot and stated he wished to return to Washington for the inauguration. The different particular person requested Adam Jackson if he introduced the riot defend house with him, and Jackson responded, “No, we left them. Cost to much to ship home lol.”
When requested in the event that they obtained in any fights, Brian Jackson’s profanity-laced reply included racist slurs: “A couple chased a few n—–s off to on the streets too b——s talking s–t.”
The case towards the Jacksons is being investigated by the FBI’s Houston Field Office.
In the 17 months because the Capitol breach, greater than 800 people have been arrested. More than 250 of them are charged with assaulting or impeding legislation enforcement.
The investigation stays ongoing. Anyone with suggestions can name 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or go to suggestions.fbi.gov.