DOJ charges ‘Arrested Development’ actor Jay Johnston for involvement in Jan. 6 riot

Actor Jay Johnston has been arrested and faces charges related to the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

The allegations: According to court documents, Johnston helped pour water on rioters who had been pepper-sprayed, carried a stolen U.S. Capitol Police shield, and participated in pushing against law enforcement officials.
* The FBI had posted photographs of Johnston and other rioters on January 6, asking for identification assistance.

Developments: In March 2021, an attorney representing Johnston contacted the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center.
* The FBI interviewed three of Johnston’s associates, who identified him in the photographs, and one provided a text message in which Johnston acknowledged being at the Capitol.

The charges: Johnston faces a felony charge of obstructing officers during civil disorder, as well as several misdemeanor charges, including unlawful entry on restricted buildings or grounds.
* He is among the more than 1,000 people charged in relation to the insurrection.

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