DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who climbed a wall at the U.S. Capitol became the seventh Michigan resident to be charged in the Jan. 6 riot.
Social media photos and an interview with MLive.com were part of the evidence against Jeramiah Caplinger, 25, of Taylor, according to a court filing in Washington. He was arrested Tuesday and released on bond.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will Americans Get Another Relief Payment?
Caplinger faces three charges, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Photos and video show Caplinger wearing a Donald Trump hat while making a risky climb up a Capitol wall. Inside, he carried a U.S. flag.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,185 New COVID-19 Cases, 35 Deaths
In February, Caplinger told MLive that he was inspired by Trump to travel to Washington and participate in the rally.
“I think it was a great stupid thing when it came to breaking and destroying things, sure. … But I will not sit here and allow people to constantly demonize, patronize, criticize and try to ostracize Trump supporters for doing what they believe in,” he said.MORE NEWS: MDOT: Final Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Of 2021 Starts September 25
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