a family affair
Five members of a Texas family were arrested on Tuesday, with each person facing four federal charges of illegal entry and disorderly conduct in the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.
More than 530 arrests have been made in connection with the Capitol attack, and while some sets of spouses and parents and their children have been detained, this is the largest family unit to get arrested so far, ABC News reports.
According to the criminal complaint filed on Tuesday afternoon, Kristi Munn, Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn, and Kayli Munn from Borger, Texas, allegedly traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 and participated in the Capitol riot the next day. Prosecutors say a minor was also with the family on Jan. 6 as they entered the Capitol building; the minor has not been identified or charged. None of the members of the family have entered pleas in the case yet.
Using surveillance footage and social media posts, investigators pieced together the Munn family's movements during the Capitol riot. The FBI was first alerted about the family three days after the attack, when a tipster sent in screenshots of Kristi Munn's Facebook and Snapchat accounts.
In an affidavit, investigators say they went on to look at the rest of the family's social media accounts, and found that on Facebook, Tom Munn allegedly wrote, "The only damage to the capital building was several windows and sets of doors. Nothing inside the capital was damaged. I can tell you, patriots NEVER made it to the chamber, There was no violence in the capital building, the crowd was NOT out of control ... they were ANGRY!!!" Read more at ABC News.