Oklahoma man charged with taking part in US Capitol invasion

The Associated Press - January 24, 2021 10:22 am

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 23-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month by supporters of the former President.

Andrew Craig Ericson, of Muskogee, was arrested on Friday. Authorities allege that he livestreamed video of himself entering the building with other rioters and taking beer out of a Capitol refrigerator, and further allege that he posted photos online of himself posing in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Court and jail records don’t indicate if Ericson has an attorney. He’s scheduled to make an initial appearance via videoconference on Monday before a federal judge in Muskogee.

Ericson is the first Oklahoman to be arrested in connection with the Capitol riot.

 

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