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Florida man arrested on criminal charges tied to Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol


EDGEWATER, Florida — A  man was arrested this week on criminal charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Howard Berton Adams Jr., 60, of Edgewater, Florida, near Daytona Beach was arrested Wednesday according to a federal arrest warrant issued by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Adams faces charges of obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder; obstruction of justice/Congress; knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building; disorderly conduct in restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and parading or demonstrating in Capitol building.

According to the U.S. criminal code, the charges could result in up to 20 years in prison and fines.

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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on  Jan. 6, Washington, D.C.

In court documents, the FBI stated that Adams violently entered a door in the Capitol Rotunda, screaming and brandishing a flagpole with a U.S. flag emblazoned with a coiled snake.

When the FBI met with Adams and his wife in a January interview, agents showed him a photo from an “Inside Edition” video, and Adams asked “Who is that?”

Court documents indicate one agent said: “It looks just like you; that’s why we’re here.”


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