The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk during Wednesday’s riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said Friday.
Federal officials said Richard Barnett of Arkansas was taken into custody Friday morning in Little Rock.
Barnett was charged with knowingly entering and remaining in restricted building grounds without authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds as well as the theft of public property, officials said.
As I reportedly earlier today, Barnett took nearly $10,000 in federal bailout money last summer, something he failed to mention when boasting to reporters about stealing an item from Pelosi’s office.
Richard Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas has been arrested for his seditious behavior at the US Capitol.
Now he can cool his heels in jail. pic.twitter.com/402ITsXsIz
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 8, 2021