Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for Michigan governor, was arrested by the FBI at his home in West Michigan on Thursday morning.
What We Know:
The FBI also conducted a search warrant at the home, an FBI spokesperson confirmed to 7 Action News, WXYZ.
- According to a statement of facts from the FBI filed in federal court in Washington D.C., the arrest stems from Kelley’s alleged attendance at the Jan. 6 insurrection.
- A complaint charges Kelley with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, knowingly engaging in any act of physical violence against person or property in any restricted building or grounds, and willfully injury or commit any depredation against any property of the United States. They are all misdemeanors.Kelley attended the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, and last year he lied to MLive and said he was there but did not go through barricades and left when things started getting crazy.
- The statement of facts said the FBI got an anonymous tip on Jan. 16, 2021 about Kelley being at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and another on Jan. 19, 2021.
- In the statement of facts, there are dozens of photos showing a man who the feds say is Kelley at the Capitol near a group that assaulted and pushed past law enforcement officers. In one photo, the feds say Kelley was taking a video in the crowd.
- The feds also allege that Kelley climbed onto an architectural feature and around 2:05 p.m. on Jan. 6, the feds say he “used his hands to pull a covering off of a temporary structure that U.S. Capitol personnel had erected in support of a future planned event.”
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