FBI arrests McLean Co. man in connection to Capitol riot

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WEHT) The FBI arrested a McLean County man Monday in connection to the Capitol riot on January 6.

According to a tweet from FBI Louisville, Jordan T. Revlett, 22, of Island, KY, was arrested in Owensboro and faces charges of unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry on Capitol grounds.

According to court documents, on January 7 a witness submitted a tip to the FBI that contained Snapchat screenshots and videos from an account belonging to Revlett.

The approximately 42-second video shows Snapchat display name “Jordan Revlett” and a chaotic and noisy scene of a stream of people ascending the steps to an entrance of the Capitol building and entering the doorway. The video then switches to a scene depicting rioters and officers inside the Capitol building. Chants of “Let us through!” can be heard.

The video switches again to what appears to be a selfie of Revlett captioned, “Just so you guys know a capitol police officer opened the door from inside to let us in.”

The witness also provided a screenshot of a photograph showing a different scene inside of the Capitol Building. A line of approximately ten law enforcement officers stand next to a statue of Abraham Lincoln statute, guarding a hallway captioned, “Fyi there was no gunshots.”

Court documents say Revlett was interviewed January 15 by FBI agents, during which Revlett was shown the Snapchat video and admitted it was his. Revlett admitted he and his parents walked to the Capitol after President Trump’s speech.

Revlett said he entered the Capitol building and walked around inside, staying in the Rotunda area for several minutes. He claimed he didn’t see any signs telling him he couldn’t be there and the police officer standing behind the door he came through didn’t try to stop him. Revlett told FBI agents he didn’t break anything or participate in any violence while he was there.

Video surveillance footage from the United States Capitol Police showed Revlett enter the US Capitol Building at the Upper West Terrace Door at approximately 2:35 p.m. on January 6, which is consistent with the Snapchat image showing him entering through the same door.

Revlett remains in federal custody and is expected to appear in court for the first time Monday.

(This story was originally published on January 25, 2021)

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