More charges filed against man who wore furry hat in riot
PHOENIX (AP) — Additional criminal charges have been filed against an Arizona man who authorities say took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.
An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Washington charges 33-year-old Jake Chansley with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and demonstrating in a Capitol building. It’s unclear whether the new charges are felonies or misdemeanors.
Chansley was previously charged with two misdemeanors stemming from the violent riot — entering a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Chansley hasn’t yet entered a plea on any charges. His attorney, Gerald Williams, didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday evening seeking comment on behalf of his client.
Chansley, who is currently jailed, is scheduled for a detention hearing on Friday.
The FBI identified Chansley from images taken during the riot showing his distinctive sleeve tattoos. He was photographed inside the Capitol and on the Senate dais as he carried a U.S. flag on a pole topped with a spear.
An investigator said Chansley called the FBI in Washington the day after the riot, telling investigators that he came to the nation’s capital “at the request of the president that all ‘patriots’ come to D.C. on January 6, 2021.”
Chansley has long been a fixture at Trump rallies.