These Three Idahoans Were Arrested Following Capitol Riot
If you can believe it, the total count of Idahoans arrested following the large-scale United States Capitol riot is up to three now, following a recent arrest of a Boise woman.
January 6th was a strange day in the United States of America--one that will be remembered for generations and that most likely, our grandchildren will still learn about and study in history class. Unfortunately, it isn't for any great reasons.
On January 6th, hundreds if not thousands of people stormed, literally, the United States Capitol Building. As the official process to certify each state's votes began, a customary process to prepare for the next presidency (or continuation of an incumbent president), rioters and insurrectionists stored the United States Capitol Building, destroying property and invading offices. Their goal was never clear and the idea that such an act could overturn the results of an election that they did not like was unrealistic.
The nation watched from afar and admittedly, I was glued to my screen that day. It was surreal to watch the chaos unfold at what most would believe to be one of the most protected and secured locations in the entire nation. It was disheartening.
Since the riot, the FBI began releasing photos of individuals that they were looking for due to involvement in the chaos. Would you believe that so far, three Idahoans were among them?
Yvonne St Cyr
Cyr was taken into custody earlier this week by agents of Homeland Security, Boise Police Department, and the FBI's Terrorism Task Force. Cyr was found here in Boise where she lives and was arrested on two misdemeanors: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority and Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds. Authorities were able to identify her from a live stream video.
Michael Anthony Pope
Surveillance footage from the United States Capitol Building brought to light Pope's presence inside the building during the riot. Authorities found Pope in his hometown of Sandpoint, Idaho and identified probable cause of obstructing an official proceeding and engaged in civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a capitol building, impeding passage on capitol grounds and demonstrating in a restricted facility.
Perhaps the most infamous Idahoan to be arrested from the United States Capitol riots, as you can see from the photo above. Colt sat in the Vice President's chair and was screaming on the top of his lungs. Colt turned himself in at the Ada County Sheriff's Office once the FBI began a search for him.
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