Texas Family Arrested in Capitol Riot; Minor Family Member Escapes Charges
Five members of a Texas family have been charged for their alleged participation in the January 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol.
So far, more than 500 individuals have been arrested in the attack on the Capitol. There have been several married couples and a number of parent-and-children teams included in the list. Some of them were sets of siblings, charged with their participation in the Capitol riot.
However, on Tuesday, the Justice Department unsealed an unusual complaint. Included in the complaint were almost the entire family from Texas.
According to The New York Times, almost the entire members of the Munn family of Texas, were included in the complaint unsealed by the Justice Department. Based on the complaint, the father, the mother and three of their children faced charges after illegally breaching the U.S. Capitol through a broken window.
Based on the prosecutors, Thomas Munn, the family's patriarch, started writing about going to Washington for a pro-Trump rally in late December. Munn posted an image on social media with a caption that reads, "POTUS HAS REQUESTED YOUR ATTENDANCE WASHINGTON DC JANUARY 6TH 2021."
Also, on January 5, court papers stated that Mr. Munn posted another image online of what appears to be the family's car and trailer on the road, away from their home in Borger, Texas. A homemade sign was visible on the back of the trailer that reads, "D.C. Bound We are Q." The sign was apparently referenced to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Based on the complaint, the heads of the Munn family and their children Dawn, Joshua, and Kayli entered the Capitol through a broken window at around 2:25 p.m. on January 6. The complaint mentioned that they took a brief tour of the building, breaking nothing and harming no one. Also, court papers said that they all posed for a photo with another family member, who is a minor. The under legal age family member was not charged in the case and the exact ages of the children were not released.
Revealed by Social Media
On Tuesday , the charged family members were arrested in Borger, but they were not available to make any comment about the arrest. A lawyer had yet to file an appearance in their case.
Prosecutors stated that the investigators tracked the family down with the help of a tipster. They also interviewed at least three teachers of the Munn children.
The FBI also obtained private Facebook conversations that some members of the family had with their friends. One of the said conversations happened on the day of the riot. Based on the complaint, Dawn Munn sent a Facebook message to a friend, saying that they went in and stormed the Capitol. In another message to a different individual, Dawn Munn wrote that they were in the Capitol, confirming that they were inside the building.
Also on the same date, Joshua Munn wrote a message on Facebook to someone named Joel. Prosecutors stated that Joshua described how he and his family had crawled through the window. He even shared that the experience was 'super cool.'
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Written by Jess Smith
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