Jan. 6 Arrests Double from 2022

More than 1,400 people have been arrested on charges relating to the January 6, 2021, Capitol event, with 2024 arrests nearly doubling those between 2022 and 2023.

In the 40 months since January 6, 2021, 1,424 people have been charged, according to a report from the Department of Justice.

159 people were arrested during the first four months of 2024. During that same period in 2023, 83 individuals were arrested. 85 people were arrested during that time in 2022.

American Faith reported that controversial figure Ray Epps was charged by the DOJ for actions taken during the January 6 protest after evading legal consequences for nearly two years.

While Epps has not been charged with physically entering the Capitol building, evidence suggests he played a key role on the Capitol grounds during that day.

According to the DOJ’s charging document, Epps “knowingly, and with intent to impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions, engage in disorderly and disruptive conduct in and within such proximity to, a restricted building and grounds.”

The document cites his actions on the Capitol grounds, specifically in an “otherwise restricted area within the United States Capitol and its grounds, where the Vice President was and would be temporarily visiting.”

Messages obtained by Judicial Watch via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal that the CIA positioned “several” teams on January 6.

In one of the messages, “two CIA bomb techs” were working on a “pipe bomb scene on New Jersey and D ST SE,” the location where two pipe bombs were reportedly found.

Another series of messages read, “What was the final in the devices real or not [redacted].” An individual writes: “Clearing Capitol now with bomb techs. Lots of damage.” The other person states the situation is “scary” and “sad,” adding, “Thx for keeping me in the loop brother. I was able to get I [sic] go to my team and the Director before they heard it from outside sources.”

Agents wrote in other messages, “Just made contact with [redacted] FBI is reporting an additional 3 possible devices for a total of 5 now.” A response reads: “Do you have the locations of the other devices?” The reply stated: “Not yet, the FBI is going to pass it on. I believe one was located at the gates to the Power Plant.”

The FBI had so many “Confidential Human Sources” (CHSs) from various field offices at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, that they “lost count,” according to a New York Post report.