An Auburn man is one of multiple from Alabama arrested for participating in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
The 23-year-old William Watson has been charged with civil disorder, being in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct. An investigator said Watson was carrying a can of mace when he entered the Capitol through a broken window.
Another Alabama man has been arrested after being identified as a member of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.
Joshua Black of Leeds has been charged with entering a restricted building and voilent entry or disorderly conduct. Authorities identified him from a photograph taken from the Senate floor and a YouTube video he made where he stated the crowd was angry because the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from Donald Trump.
An Alabama man is among those arrested from a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday after authorities found him in possession of several weapons.
Prosecutors said that Lonnie Leroy Coffman had a truck full of components for 11 explosive devices, guns, smoke devices, machetes and a note with information about a member of Congress. A court filing states that the items found suggest that Coffman planned to distribute the weapons and attack members of Congress.