Another Montana man charged in US Capitol breach
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Another Montana man has been charged in the U.S. Capitol breach on Jan. 6, when Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote in favor of President Joe Biden.
Boyd Allen Camper made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Friday morning, the Flathead Beacon reported. He did not enter a plea and was not detained, officials said.
Camper faces a handful of charges including entering the Capitol and engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct along with parading, demonstrating or picketing in Capitol buildings.
Charging documents include several images of Camper in the Capitol and a screenshot from a CBS News interview in which he was asked if he had been inside the Capitol. He responded: “I was on the front line. We’re going to take this damn place. If you haven’t heard it’s called the Insurrection Act and we the people are ready.”
The Insurrection Act allows the president to deploy military forces to quell violent demonstrations.
Court records do not list a home town for Camper and his federal defender, Andrew Nelson, was not in the office Friday afternoon to comment on his behalf.
FBI agents interviewed Camper on Jan. 21, during which time he acknowledged that he had gone inside the Capitol building, that he had taken video and the contents of his camera would implicate him, court records said.
Four other Montana men are known to have been arrested or charged in the Capitol riot: Isaac Steve Sturgeon of Dillon was arrested last weekend, brothers Joshua and Jerod Hughes of East Helena were charged in late January and Dillon business owner Henry Philip Muntzer was charged Jan. 21.