The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:
A man and woman in southwest Ohio are facing multiple federal charges after they were arrested Wednesday by the FBI in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Therese Borgerding of Piqua and Walter Messer, 50, of Englewood both are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and parade, demonstrate or picket in any of the Capitol Buildings, according to federal prosecutors.
Messer posted several selfies from inside the Capitol building, records show. Borgerding is seen in a photo on the Capitol steps holding a “Q” sign. Surveillance video from inside the Capitol shows Borgerding carrying the “Q” sign, records show, as well as Messer, records show.
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It's nice when suspects provide selfies as proof of their crimes, makes it a little easier for the FBI to decide to arrest them. In this case, a tip was received back in January, but it's taken this long to work their way down the list to make the arrest. https://t.co/grslIqHBhW
— PublisherEmeritus (@talkingnewmedia) July 29, 2021
Today the #FBI arrested Therese Borgerding of Piqua, OH and Walter Messer of Englewood, OH. Both were arrested for their alleged involvement in crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Details on the cases: https://t.co/ycLj3sln7J pic.twitter.com/JWH1iUaZzh
— FBI Cincinnati (@FBICincinnati) July 28, 2021
*Therese Borgerding and Walt Messer of southwest Ohio are charged in the Capitol riot.
*Carried large “Q” sign, visible in surveillance shots from inside Capitol.
*Messer called it a “fake riot.”
*Charges: Unlawful entry; disorderly conduct; violent entry.https://t.co/P8F1DjNnY5 pic.twitter.com/ko6z4H1TC4
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 30, 2021
— Joce (@jocejocejoe) July 28, 2021