The shirtless guy wearing horns and holding a US flag on a shield, Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, was arrested after engaging in the protests at the U.S. Capitol building in D.C. January 6 on Wednesday.
A 32-year-old Arizona native is the defendant who stood out from the crowd when the Pro-Trump supporters attacked the Capitol building, and he has been charged with two separate counts of intentionally entering or staying without legal authority in any restricted building or grounds, and with hostile entry and disorderly behavior on Capitol grounds.
According to the Arizona Republic, the suspected QAnon conspiracy theorist often referred to as the “QAnon Shaman,” was taken into custody in Phoenix on Saturday morning.
A Justice spokesman told The Arizona Republic that he is scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court this week in Phoenix.
“A Capitol Police special agent said in a statement of facts, filed to secure an arrest warrant for Angeli, that he was able to identify Angeli through his “unique clothing and detailed tattoos covering his arms and left side of his torso.
Angeli called the FBI on his own Thursday, according to the statement of evidence, and stated he was the person who was briefly at the U.S. dais. From the Senate.
He told the FBI that he had arrived in D.C. “With other ‘patriots’ from Arizona as part of a community initiative, at the invitation of the President, that all ‘patriots’ come to D.C. 6 January 2021.
In the past year, Angeli was seen at numerous protests around the country, including a Washington D.C. rally after the presidential victory of Joe Biden in November, always in costume.
The Arizona native was also photographed at the Arizona State Capitol numerous times, and in one case, a sign reading, “Q Sent Me” was carried during a pro-Trump rally in February.
While he officially acknowledged himself as Angeli, court documents show that he petitioned in 2005 to have his name legally changed to Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansey.