Three Florida men were arrested yesterday on felony charges related to the January 6, 2021 breach of the United States Capitol, which disrupted a joint session of the United States Congress. in the process of determining and counting the electoral votes involved in the presidential election.
Those arrested include Alan Fischer III, 28, of Tampa, Zachary Johnson, 33, of St.Petersburg, and Dion Rajewski, 61, of Largo. All three defendants were charged with civil disorder and other crimes. Fischer and Rajewski were also charged with assaulting, resisting or obstructing certain officers with a dangerous weapon. Fischer will make his first appearance today in Florida’s Central District, and Johnson and Rajewski appeared in court Thursday.
According to a criminal affidavit and complaint, Fischer marched to the Capitol on January 6 with members of the Proud Boys, a group that describes itself as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for those men refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka the Western Europeans. Once there, he moved to the vicinity of the rooftop terrace on the west side of the Capitol, where he and others fended off law enforcement at the arched entrance leading to an entryway. building. The group rioted collectively against the officers, sometimes shaking together in concert, to gain access to the inside of the building. He remained in the area for a period of more than 45 minutes. Then, according to court documents, Fischer moved to the western front of the Capitol. Once there, he threw chairs, orange traffic cones and electric poles at the officers.
Johnson and Rajewski are charged in an indictment returned January 12, 2022. Both are accused of possessing pepper spray, and Johnson is charged with aiding and abetting its use. against the officers. Johnson is also said to have had a sledgehammer.
This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the National Security Department’s Counterterrorism Division. Valuable assistance has been provided by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Florida.
The incident is being investigated by the FBI’s Tampa Field Office. The FBI’s Washington Field Office provided valuable assistance, which identified Fischer as #222 in information-seeking photographs and US Capitol Police.
In the year since January 6, more than 725 individuals were arrested in nearly 50 states on charges related to the trespassing on the U.S. Capitol, including more than 225 individuals charged with assault or obstruction. impede law enforcement. The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.
Judgments and claims are allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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