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Naples Man Arrested for Assaulting Officers During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Naples Man Arrested for Assaulting Officers During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
Michael Jerrett Amos

Naples Man Arrested for Assaulting Officers During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot



By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)

Publish Date: July 1st, 2024


WASHINGTON — According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a Florida man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting law enforcement officers and other charges stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol. The incident disrupted a joint session of Congress that was convened to certify the electoral votes for the 2020 presidential election.


Michael Jerrett Amos, from Naples, Florida, faces multiple charges, including felony offenses of civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. Additionally, Amos is charged with several misdemeanors: entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and an act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings.


The FBI arrested Amos on June 28, 2024, in Florida. He made his initial court appearance in the Middle District of Florida.


Court documents reveal that Amos was identified among the rioters on the West Plaza of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Officers were attempting to hold a police line to prevent the rioters from advancing. Amos was seen near the front of the crowd as rioters repeatedly tried to pull down fencing.


At around 1:57 p.m., rioters began to pull metal fencing to the ground, bringing down officers with it. Although officers managed to reestablish the line, the rioters, including Amos, continued to pull on the fencing. Amos allegedly moved forward with a flagpole in hand, extending it toward the officers.


Naples Man Arrested for Assaulting Officers During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

As officers restored their line, Amos remained at the front, allegedly holding a canister of pepper spray. At approximately 2:12 p.m., rioters surged up the stairs again, attacking officers and pulling some down the steps. As officers advanced to protect and retrieve their colleagues, Amos allegedly sprayed pepper spray at them from the side of the crowd.


Body-worn camera footage reportedly shows Amos on the West Plaza, shouting "Forward…forward!" to the crowd. Moments later, the crowd surged forward again, pushing against the officers. Despite the officers' efforts, the rioters breached the police line at approximately 2:30 p.m., overtaking the West Plaza.


The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting the case, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. The FBI's Tampa and Washington Field Offices are investigating the case, aided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.


Since Jan. 6, 2021, over 1,450 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the Capitol breach, with more than 500 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation continues.


Anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.


A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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