WASHINGTON, D.C. — A South Florida man was discovered responsible of costs associated to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol breach.
William Rogan Reid, 37 of Davie was discovered responsible of obstruction of an official continuing and corruptly altering, destroying, mutilating, or concealing a report, doc, or different objects, each felonies, in addition to 5 associated misdemeanor offenses, based on a information launch from the Department of Justice.
While touring to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5, Reid posted on social media that he was “going to get into some trouble tomorrow.”
Then, simply after 1 p.m. on Jan. 6, he posted a video of individuals strolling in the direction of the Capitol constructing with superimposed textual content that learn, “Time to storm the Capitol,” the DOJ mentioned.
From about 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Reid was close to the scaffolding arrange on the West Terrace of the constructing. Around 2:10 p.m., he climbed the steps beneath the scaffolding to hitch the entrance line of rioters who had been confronting regulation enforcement officers, based on the DOJ.
Reid was among the many first rioters to interrupt by a police line and rushed up the Capitol constructing steps in the direction of the northwest courtyard. Once there, he confronted one other police line, and rioters once more pressured their means by.
He climbed a set of bleachers, recorded one other video, after which moved to the Senate wing door. He entered the Capitol round 2:15 p.m. and moved by the crypt, rotunda and statuary corridor. He then headed in the direction of the speaker’s foyer, coming into a toilet subsequent to its entrance. Inside the toilet, he broken a tv and water cooler, the DOJ mentioned.
On April 1, 2021, when regulation enforcement officers went to his residence with a search warrant and to arrest him, Reid disabled and hid his mobile phone, attempting to maintain it from being utilized in a felony case in opposition to him.
He’ll be sentenced Dec. 7 and faces a most of 20 years in jail for every felony cost, in addition to a most of 4 years for his misdemeanor costs.