Arrests continue in Jan. 6 riot; fifth man charged in attack on Fanone

The arrests related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th continue, with a fifth man now facing charges for his alleged involvement in the assault on Officer Michael Fanone.

Ryan Wilkins, 50, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was charged with counts of obstruction of an official proceeding, assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers, civil disorder, and aiding and abetting.

According to charging documents, Wilkins is alleged to have been captured in photos and videos in the Rotunda of the Capitol building attempting to take the badge and radio of Officer Fanone while he was being dragged away by other rioters. Wilkins is also alleged to have shocked Officer Fanone with a stun gun.

If convicted of the charges, Wilkins could face up to 20 years in prison.

Four other men have also been charged related to the attack on Officer Fanone, including George Pierre Tanios, Julian Khater, and Thomas Sibick. An unnamed individual is accused of aiding the attack but not yet charged.

Two other groups of defendants have been charged for their roles in the attack on Capitol Police officers; one group of 15 men from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode, Island, and Washington State, and another group of ten defendants who are part of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group.

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