February 25, 2024
Picture from charging paperwork displaying Jonathan Humphreys, who was taken into custody earlier this month for his alleged position within the U.S. Capitol riot. Courtesy FBI

A San Diego man has been arrested for allegedly collaborating within the Jan. 6, 2021 rebel on the U.S. Capitol.

Jonathan Humphreys, 29, who was dubbed the “Capitol Smoker” by some investigators as a result of he was caught on video smoking a cigarette within the Capitol Rotunda, was taken into custody earlier this month.

In keeping with the charging paperwork, Humphreys, who owns an area safety firm referred to as Humphreys Nationwide Safety Firm, admitted that he had attended the riot with different supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

The web site for his firm is now defunct, however an archived model describes it as “The High Tier of Armed Safety In The US.”

In keeping with a legal grievance, Humphreys ultimately admitted to an FBI investigator that he had been on the U.S. Capitol that day.

“Humphreys was recognized on footage from U.S. Capitol safety cameras taken on January 6, 2021, and from movies and images offered in tricks to the FBI,” the grievance says. ” After reviewing the following tips and movies, your affiant recognized Humphreys within the safety digicam movies and three of the 5 nonetheless pictures offered by tipsters.”

The FBI discovered the identical coat plus a body-worn digicam throughout a search of his condo.

Humphreys faces 4 federal expenses, together with disorderly conduct, demonstrating on Capitol grounds, and coming into a restricted constructing with out authority.