WASHINGTON — A Texas man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor costs for his actions throughout the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to determine and depend the electoral votes associated to the presidential election.
William Patrick Sarsfield III, 46, of Gun Barrel Metropolis, TX, is charged in a felony criticism filed within the District of Columbia with civil dysfunction, a felony, and associated misdemeanor offenses. He was arrested at present in Texas. He’s anticipated to make his preliminary look tomorrow within the Northern District of Texas.
In line with court docket paperwork, on Jan. 6, 2021, Sarsfield was amongst rioters who repeatedly engaged in violence in opposition to regulation enforcement officers guarding the Capitol. Sarsfield participated within the confrontation with regulation enforcement officers within the Decrease West Terrace and tunnel areas of the Capitol. He entered the tunnel on the Decrease West Terrace at roughly 3:12 p.m., making his manner into the mob of rioters who have been coordinating pushes in opposition to law enforcement officials whereas yelling “HEAVE HO!” and “PUSH!” Sarsfield entered the tunnel three separate occasions to help within the collective pushes in opposition to law enforcement officials because the rioters tried to achieve entry to the Capitol constructing. Whereas Sarsfield joined in collective pushes, one police officer screamed in ache as the load of the rioters’ pushes pinned him between a protect and a door. Sarsfield additionally assisted in passing stolen police shields into the tunnel.
This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Columbia and the Division of Justice Nationwide Safety Division’s Counterterrorism Part. Priceless help was supplied by the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Northern District of Texas.
The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Dallas Discipline Workplace and the FBI’s Washington Discipline Workplace. Priceless help was supplied by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Division.
Within the 25 months since Jan. 6, 2021, greater than 985 people have been arrested in practically all 50 states for crimes associated to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, roughly 319 people charged with assaulting or impeding regulation enforcement. The investigation stays ongoing.
Anybody with ideas can name 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or go to ideas.fbi.gov.
A criticism is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an inexpensive doubt in a court docket of regulation.