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Ryan Kelley Arrested for Role in January 6th Capitol Riots

  • The FBI raided the home of Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley  and arrested him for his role in the Capitol riot.

The FBI raided the home of Michigan gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on June 9, 2022 and arrested him in connection with the investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to federal charging documents.

The charges, contained in a charging document filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., charge Kelley with allegedly knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building illegally; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; and knowingly engaging in acts of physical violence against  United States Capitol police officers, many of whom were severely injured during the attack. 

He was also charged with willfully injuring or committing "any depredation" against property of the United States.

Evidence for these charges includes a video of Kelley standing outside the Capitol building during the riots after President Donald Trump's call to action. In the video, Kelley appears to yell: "Come on, let's go! This is it! This is — this is war."

Kelley, who sells real estate, was at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. when protestors rioted and illegally entered the building on Jan. 6, 2021. 

Special Agent Mara Schneider, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Detroit, confirmed that federal agents used a search warrant.

He is one of five GOP candidates on the August primary ballot for governor, after five other candidates were disqualified.