Man who carried Confederate flag to Capitol during riot indicted


Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest within the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.

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Kevin Seefried, who was photographed carrying a Confederate flag within the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots in Washington, has been indicted by a grand jury on 5 counts associated to obstruction, getting into restricted property and disorderly conduct.

Seefried’s son, Hunter Seefried, was additionally indicted. The youthful Seefried faces the identical 5 counts as his father as well as to three fees associated to destruction of presidency property and violence on Capitol grounds.

The grand jury doc was filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday and made public on Thursday. The two males were arrested in January after turning themselves in to authorities in Wilmington, Del. Both males are residents of Delaware.

Kevin and Hunter Seefried are among the many a whole lot of people who have been charged with crimes associated to the assault on the Capitol, which was carried out largely by supporters of former President Donald Trump who rejected his electoral defeat to President Joe Biden.

An affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Katherine Pattillo filed in reference to the case in January mentioned that authorities reviewed video footage allegedly displaying the Seefrieds getting into the Capitol through a damaged window.

The two had been recognized, in accordance to the affidavit, after a co-worker of Hunter Seefried instructed the FBI that Hunter had “bragged about being in the Capitol with his father on January 6, 2021.”

Pattillo additionally wrote that she reviewed footage posted to Twitter that allegedly exhibits Hunter Seefried “punching out glass in a window in the Capitol complex after people adjacent to him in the crowd broke it with a wooden 2 x 4.”

“Kevin Seefried confirmed to law enforcement agents that Hunter Seefried was asked by an individual unknown to the Seefrieds to assist with clearing the window because Hunter Seefried was wearing gloves,” Pattillo wrote.

Kevin Seefried, who authorities mentioned was photographed contained in the U.S. Capitol carrying a Confederate flag, and his son Hunter Seefried (R) enter a Wilmington workplace constructing after their first courtroom look in Wilmington, Delaware, January 14, 2021.

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Both males participated in separate, voluntary interviews with investigators, Pattillo wrote. Kevin Seefried mentioned during his interview that he had introduced the Confederate flag from his residence in Delaware, the place he had it displayed exterior.

“Defendant Kevin Seefried told law enforcement that he had traveled with his family from Delaware to the District of Columbia to hear President Trump speak and that he and Hunter Seefried participated in a march from the White House to the Capitol led by an individual with a bull horn,” Pattillo wrote.

The 5 fees that each males face are: obstruction of an official continuing and aiding and abetting; getting into and remaining in a restricted constructing or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted constructing or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol constructing; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol constructing.

In addition, Hunter Seefried additionally faces fees of getting into and remaining in a restricted constructing or grounds with bodily violence in opposition to property; destruction of presidency property; and act of bodily violence within the Capitol grounds or buildings.

An lawyer for Hunter Seefried didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. An lawyer for Kevin Seefried couldn’t instantly be reached.

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