Central Pa. Man faces search warrant related to Capitol attack: report

Federal investigators have obtained a search warrant for a central Pennsylvania man who they believe may have evidence that proves a far-right group planned to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory on January 6, 2021.

The Justice Department’s court filing was released on Tuesday, lancasteronline.com reports. This unnamed individual lives in Carlisle and is believed to be an “upper tier” member of the all-male activist group called the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist, all-male organization that promotes and engages in political violence in the United States.

According to the story, this document was filed as part of the government’s prosecution of Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former leader of the group who was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy and obstructing official process. , among other charges. He also revealed that two search warrants had been issued, one for an individual in Pennsylvania and a second for a man in North Carolina.

The Lancaster story identified the Pennsylvania man as John Charles Stewart, a Carlisle resident who was first identified as a member of the Harrisburg Proud Boys chapter. in a data leak last summer from the Epik web hosting platform.

Members of Proud Boys told LNP that Stewart was not in Washington, DC on the day of the attack on the Capitol.

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