Three men from southern Minnesota have been arrested and charged for their role in the Jan. 6 breach of Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. in 2021, Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has announced.
Kenneth Fuller and his son Caleb, as well as Nicholas Fuller, Kenneth’s brother, face a felony and two misdemeanors. Kenneth, who is 44, and Caleb, 20, live in Cleveland. Nicholas, 40, is from Mapleton.
“Defendant Kenneth Wayne Fuller was arrested today and will have his initial appearance in the District of Minnesota,” the DOJ said on June 16. “Defendants Caleb and Nicholas John Fuller were previously arrested and made their initial appearance in the District of Minnesota last week.”
Each of the men were charged with obstruction of law enforcement as well as misdemeanor counts of “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds.”
The DOJ says body-worn camera footage shows Kenneth instructing others to “push” ahead towards law enforcement when they were told to get back. The trio was also reportedly inside the West Plaza of the building where they were resisting police efforts.
Their arrest brings the total number of Minnesotans arrested for Jan. 6 activities to twelve, according to Patch Media. KARE-11 reports that six of the nine others who have been charged have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trials, while three admitted their guilt.
Thanks to never-before-seen security tapes released after the election of GOP Congressman Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, the American public now knows that some of the individuals who were inside the building that day were not only allowed to enter but also escorted around by law enforcement.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired recordings, which were held back by the January 6 committee, on his show in March.
“This tape overturns the single most powerful and politically useful lie that Democrats told us about Jan. 6,” Carlson told viewers. “Taken as a whole, the video record does not support the claim that Jan. 6 was an insurrection. In fact, it demolishes that claim.”
Carlson had also taken a keen interest in discovering why Ray Epps, a middle-aged white man from Arizona who was captured on video encouraging the crowd to enter the Capitol, has not been arrested. Some believe Carlson’s dismissal from Fox may have been due in part to his desire to further expose Epps.
Alpha News will provide updates about the Fullers and other Minnesota citizens involved in Jan. 6 cases as details become available.
Stephen Kokx, M.A., is a journalist for LifeSiteNews. He previously worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago under the late Francis Cardinal George. A former community college instructor, Stephen has written and spoken extensively about Catholic social teaching and politics. His essays have appeared in such outlets as Catholic Family News and CatholicVote.org.