One of the faces to go viral from last week’s riots at the Capitol building has attracted attention once again.
Keep scrolling to find out exactly who he is and what has happened since he was charged…
As the days trickle by, more and more information is surfacing surrounding those involved in the Capitol riots last Wednesday.
Though one alleged rioter in particular has attracted attention this week.
This comes amid overwhelming tensions among the pro-Trump community.
Last week, on January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of “stop the steal!”
And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.
And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
However, details surrounding the other fatalities remain unclear.
“One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds,” Contee said, “which resulted in their deaths.”
The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”
“Go home, we love you, you’re very special.”
Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely, as were his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Days on from the violence and people all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed.
With several arrests now having taken place.
But there’s one rioter whose face has seemingly gone viral…
… Adam C. Johnson.
You may recognize him as the man accused of stealing a lectern during the Capitol riot.
Some Bradenton residents recognized a man photographed carrying a lectern and were able to identify him.
The lectern was said to belong to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
So, who exactly is Johnson?
Well, the thirty-six-year-old from Parrish is registered as an active voter, according to Florida’s voter registration database.
Johnson’s Facebook page has since been deactivated, but images from that profile before it was taken down showed him donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat.
It has been reported that Johnson was arrested on Friday night in Pinellas County.
Records from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office state that he was arrested on a federal warrant and was in the custody of federal marshals.
He was then believed to have been released on bail on Monday afternoon.
Johnson has previously been charged with marijuana possession and several traffic violations.
So, what exactly are the charges brought against Johnson in relation to last Wednesday’s riot?
Johnson has been charged with 1 count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; 1 count of theft of government property; and 1 count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
He is reported to have appeared before a federal judge in Tampa on Monday.
More than eighty people have been arrested in connection with the violence, including 3 people with Florida addresses.
For more on last Wednesday’s riots, scroll on…