Michigan Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested in Connection to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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Michigan gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley was arrested June 9 and charged with participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach, according to federal prosecutors in a court filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Kelley, a Republican, was taken into custody on four misdemeanor charges that stem from the Jan. 6 breach, prosecutors said in court documents filed on June 9. He’ll make his first court appearance on June 9, according to reports.

A criminal complaint by federal prosecutors noted that Kelley didn’t actually enter the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Instead, he is being charged with entering and remaining within a “restricted building or grounds without lawful authority,” disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds, knowingly engaging in an act of physical violence against a person or property on restricted grounds, and willfully injuring or committing any depredation against any property of the U.S.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney. There was no immediate comment from Kelley’s campaign, and The Epoch Times has contacted it for comment.

While prosecutors did not mention that Kelley is running for the governor’s seat, numerous media outlets have reported on his Jan. 6-related case and subsequent campaign over the past year and a half. Video footage and images also allegedly identified Kelley on restricted grounds at the Capitol.

“Based on the tips and information that had been provided, law enforcement took additional steps to review available media in which the individual alleged to be KELLEY appeared, in order to assemble a more complete record of that individual’s actions on January 6, 2021,” said prosecutors in a separate filing (pdf), adding that it also conducted a “review of publicly available images, videos, news article(sic), and other online resources.”

By Jack Phillips

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