Riot Suspect Collared After Tip From Longtime Friend

Law & Crime reports:

Federal authorities charged a Texas man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol after he appeared in several photographs and videos taken inside and outside the Capitol building wearing a red hat emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

The FBI said that a person who has known the suspect for “approximately 20 years” identified him.

Kerry Wayne Persick, 41, is charged with a slew of federal crimes stemming from his alleged participation in the pro-Trump mob’s attempt to prevent members of Congress from counting the Electoral College votes.

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