The federal prosecutor stated FBI brokers arrested Blake A. Reed on fees associated to the riots.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An FBI spokesperson confirmed that a man was arrested in reference to the riots in america Capitol on Sunday morning.
The federal prosecutor stated FBI brokers arrested Blake A. Reed on fees associated to the riots. Reed was arrested within the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. Nashville NBC affiliate News4 was there when FBI brokers took him from the house and detained him.
Reed has been charged within the US District Court docket for the District of Columbia with knowingly coming into or staying in any constructing or restricted land with out authorized authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds. He’ll seem earlier than a US Justice of the Peace decide in Nashville on Tuesday.
Neighbors stated they heard the FBI announce itself round 6 a.m. once they arrived on the dwelling.
“I regarded out the window and noticed flashing lights and folks in navy assault gear,” stated neighbor Brice McCloud. “The man who lives there has all the time been very good to us.”
Based on court docket paperwork, Reed was photographed with Matthew Bledsoe, who was arrested Wednesday on related fees in Memphis on Thursday.
Reed was photographed carrying a lowered grey respirator with bands of purple and yellow tape across the filter cartridges the place they meet the primary a part of the masks. He additionally has a particular pair of ski goggles with multi-colored lenses on the higher brow.
Reed additionally posted on his Fb account a collection of pictures of the occasions that led to the rape of the Capitol. Featured within the photograph within the higher left nook is a person carrying a particular pair of multi-colored glass ski goggles on prime of his face and a grey respirator with bands of purple and yellow tape across the filter cartridges the place they’re positioned. with the primary a part of the masks on the backside of your face. This uncommon outfit selection matches the outfit of the person who smiles alongside Mr. Bledsoe contained in the Capitol. The screenshot of Blake Austin Reed’s Fb account consists of the phrases: “We the folks have spoken and we’re pissed off! No antifa, no BLM … We the folks took over the Capitol! “
Police have been capable of finding LinkedIn profiles for Reed and Bledsoe that confirmed they attended Germantown Excessive Faculty between 2000 and 2002.
This makes the fifth individual arrested in Tennessee in reference to the Capitol riots. The primary arrest for a riot on the US Capitol was Eric Munchel, 30, of Nashville.
Munchel was seen in pictures carrying tactical gear and holding a handful of zip ties. On social media he was often known as the ‘Zip Tie Man’. Munchel, who has no prior fees within the state of Tennessee, is predicted to face a decide nearly Tuesday for a detention listening to.
Munchel’s mom, Lisa Eisenhart, 56, of Woodstock, GA, was arrested in Nashville by FBI brokers on January 16.
The pictures confirmed two individuals who have been Munchel and his mom, Eisenhart, wandering round america Capitol.
Gallatin resident Jack Jesse Griffith, identified on-line as ‘Juan Bibiano’, was the third Tennesian to be arrested for riots on the US Capitol.
The arrest paperwork say that FBI brokers recognized Griffith in a video posted on social media of Matthew Bledsoe. Bledsoe, of Memphis, was arrested Friday for his position within the riots.