Barton Shiveli of Pennsylvania, who faces multiple charges in federal court in Washington, was arrested on Tuesday.
Charges against him include aiding and abetting, civil disorder, assault, resisting, opposing, obstructing or interfering with any federal or public servant, and forcibly entering restricted grounds or a Capitol building, according to a criminal complaint. He has not yet applied.
The lawsuits, which were unveiled Tuesday, included an FBI bulletin with photos of people spotted in the riot, and prosecutors said the FBI had received a hint that one of the men in the photo was Shively.
Shively contacted local law enforcement to “admit he was in the U.S. Capitol”
During an interview with the FBI in Pennsylvania, Shiveli said he was “caught right now” and grabbed a police officer by the jacket, the application said.
Prosecutors also shared a screenshot of Shively appearing to push a Capitol officer – and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Ford said during a hearing Tuesday that Shively “laid his hands” on police.
“His charges are different from most people who have not been to the District of Columbia. He has not just entered the Capitol illegally, but has actually laid hands on police officers three times,” Ford said.
Defender Thomas Thornton said he did not believe there was evidence that Shiveli was in the Capitol itself, but said he was on the field and was trampled by the crowd.
“Mr Shively was a man who got a little carried away obviously during this situation and was only on the field for a little over 10 minutes and then left,” Thornton said during the hearing.
Ford said the FBI contacted Shiveli on Tuesday to tell him an arrest warrant had been issued, asking him to come in and bring his cell phone with him.
(Shively) said, “No, not only will I not bring it, but I’ve already deleted everything from this cell phone,” Ford said.
Thornton told CNN on Wednesday that Shiveli handed over his phone to authorities on Tuesday that the items that were deleted by him were “videos he found on the Internet,” adding that Shiveli had not made any videos or photos. in the Capitol.
“He cooperated fully after he surrendered,” Thornton told CNN.
Prosecutors noted that Shiveli, described in the lawsuit as a former U.S. Marine, was interviewed by CNN near the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“I’ll tell you what happened, we broke the barriers and rushed to them, we loaded them,” Shiveli told CNN El Reeve.
Reeve asked Shively what the final game of the band was.
“What should we do? The Supreme Court is not helping us. No one is helping us. Only we can help us. Only we can do it,” Shivi said in an interview.
U.S. Magistrate Martin Carlson called the allegations that Shiveli attacked federal officials “serious, serious matters,” but allowed Shiveli’s release from custody.
CNN asked prosecutors if they planned to appeal the decision.