Two more Southern California suspects – a Marine Corps veteran and a photographer – faced federal charges Jan. 6 for involvement in a U.S. capital violation when authorities learned that they Posted pictures of himself inside the building on social media. Court documents
Court documents show that David Antonio Tecas, 39, Pleasantia, 39, and Eric Herrera, whose age and city of residence were not disclosed, were arrested in September and August, respectively. .
Herrera was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, October 6, for obstructing government proceedings, knowingly entering or remaining in a confined building or ground without legal authority, in a confined building or field. Chaos and Disruption According to court documents, parading, demonstration, or poaching in the Capital Building and Capital Building.
According to a criminal complaint, Texas has been charged with all but one of the charges – obstruction of official proceedings. He was arrested in Berry on September 23, according to his arrest warrant, and released on September 29 after appearing in federal court in Los Angeles.
Two days after the uprising, federal officials found a screenshot of an Instagram post from Tikas’ account, showing him standing in front of a statue that authorities believe was “Storm the Capital,” in the Capitol Building Corruption. According to a sealed criminal complaint on September 23.
This tip came from someone who apparently knew Texas through the US Marine Corps.
According to the complaint, federal officials used two surveillance cameras inside the building and a body-worn camera, also identified Tikas as wearing blue jeans, a black zip-up hoodie and a tan baseball cap.
The complaint states that TICas cell phone GPS data showed its location “partially inside the US capital” for 26 minutes.
Texas lawyer Lisa LaBerry said Thursday she was unable to comment because the case is ongoing. His next court date was set for December 1.
Ticas has joined more than 10 others from Orange County who were arrested and charged in connection with the January 6 hurricane in the Capitol.
Herrera was arrested in Los Angeles in August and released on Sept. 10, according to court documents. Inside an office, there is a pile of official documents.
According to the complaint, Herrera later admitted that he was in the photo with the documents. The website for his photo business says he grew up in San Diego, although it is not clear where he now lives.
According to the complaint, after his identification, authorities also determined that Herrera was caught by a pair of surveillance cameras inside the capital.
When another Instagram user was asked why he was inside the building, Herrera replied, “For both photojournalism and our people.”
However, according to the criminal complaint, Herrera did not have official photo credentials and no picture of him was published on any news outlet: instead, he “pressed” on his body coach while living in the capital. Patched up
A lawyer who represented Herrera during his initial court appearance was not immediately available for comment. The initial hearing was scheduled for November 2, when a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to send the case.
In the nine months since the January 6 attack, about 6,650 people have been arrested, including more than 575 accused of entering or staying in a confined federal building or grounds, according to the Justice Department.