Jake Angeli and Pelosi lectern thief Adam Johnson arrested as FBI probes if Capitol mob planned to take hostages

Jake Angeli and Pelosi lectern thief Adam Johnson arrested as FBI probes if Capitol mob planned to take hostages

JAKE Angeli, the horned QAnon "shaman" seen at the helm of the Capitol riots led by far-right extremists, and Adam Johnson, the man seen taking Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern, have both been arrested.

The Department of Justice is looking into whether far-right extremists wanted to take people hostage after the department arrested three men in relation to the Capitol riots in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, including Angeli and Johnson.



"Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, of Arizona, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," the DOJ wrote. "Chansley was taken into custody today."

"It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants."

"This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade."

Angeli's case is being prosecuted by the DC Attorney's Office and is still being investigated by the FBI and Capitol Police.


Angeli reportedly called the FBI's Office in Washington and confirmed he was the one wearing horns and facepaint.

"Chansley called in to the Washington Field Office of the FBI, to voluntarily speak with law enforcement," read a complaint. "Your affiant and an FBI agent spoke on the phone with Chansley, who confirmed that he was the male in the face paint and headdress in the Vice President's chair in the Senate."

"Chansley stated that he came as a part of a group effort, with other "patriots" from Arizona, at the request of the President that all "patriots" come to D.C. on January 6," it ended.

Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida, was also arrested. He was pictured smiling and waving to a camera while carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern out of the Capitol.


"It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building," the DOJ wrote.

"A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern."

The supposedly pro-police supporters of the president were involved in a coup that left one Capitol police officer dead.

Their arrests come as the FBI and DOJ probes further into claims that the Capitol riots was a coordinated attack that included taking hostages.

Air Force veteran Larry Rendall Brock, Jr. was identified as one of several men carrying cuff zip-ties often used by law enforcement departments all over the country to hold detained individuals.


Like Angeli, Brock confirmed he was the man in the photos seen in uniform carrying the zip ties.

The FBI has also said they are investigating whether the presence of such zip-ties imply some far-right extremists were going to take people hostage.

"We’re not looking at this as a grand conspiracy, but we are interested in learning what people would do with things like zip ties," a law enforcement official told the Washington Post.

Hawaii Proud Boys leader Nick Ochs was arrested for his involvement in the deadly failed coup after he posted a selfie of himself in the Capitol captioned "hello from the Capitol lol."

Also arrested was Richard Barnett, the man seen pictured putting his feet on Pelosi's desk.

Angeli has previously stated his status as a shaman can allow him to travel between dimensions to fight pedophiles.



He said: "As a shaman, I am like a multi-dimensional or hyper dimensional being, ok."

The 32-year-old, who previously identified as a singer and actor, claims he is able to "see into these other higher dimensions that these entities – these pedophiles, these rapists, these really high up people…that they almost hide in the shadows in."

The QAnon follower, after evading arrest for several days following the Capitol riots, promised he would return to DC on President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day.

"If I could come back for the inauguration, that would be great," he said after Wednesday's failed coup of the Capitol building. He added the police had not been in contact with him.

Angeli said he would have simply left the Capitol if the president had told him to do so.

"I trust the President," he said. "I obey the orders of the President of the United States."


He also tried to appease those who were calling for his capture.

"I didn't smash any windows," Angeli offered as an excuse. "I didn't vandalize anything while I was in the Senate."

In a Sun exclusive, Angeli's former high school teacher shared photos of him hoping to be an actor and admitting to getting high at 11.

In an exclusive interview, his teacher Eara Betts Goncalves told The Sun: "I was shocked when I heard it was him. I hadn’t really looked at pictures of him in the Capitol building."

The DOJ also announced the arrests of two other men involved in the Capitol riots on Wednesday.



Derrick Evans, 35, of West Virginia, was also arrested for entering the Capitol and destroying government property.Investigators had an easier time capturing Evans.

"It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Evans, a newly elected politician, streamed live to his Facebook page a video of himself joining and encouraging a crowd unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol," the DOJ wrote.

"In the video, Evans is allegedly seen crossing the threshold of the doorway into the U.S. Capitol and shouting, 'We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!'"

Evans, a recently elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, announced his resignation from his office following his arrest.

"I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians," he wrote.

"The past few days have certainly been a difficult time for my family, colleagues and myself, so I feel it’s best at this point to resign my seat in the House and focus on my personal situation and those I love."

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