The FBI has arrested a Lincoln City man for his part in the Jan. 6 insurrectionist riot at the nation’s capitol.
Video footage obtained by the FBI shows Jeffrey W. Hubbard joining hordes of people storming the Capitol building. Hubbard appears to chant with the crowd, “Stop the Steal” and “We want Trump.”
Beth Anne Steele, a spokesperson with the FBI’s Portland bureau, said the charges include: entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; conduct in a Capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
“At this point, the case will be transferred to the District Court in Washington, D.C., where all these prosecutions are happening,” she said.
Hubbard appeared before a federal judge Wednesday, and was released pending a future court date. More than 700 people have been arrested since the violent incident, including five in Oregon. Steele said one of the arrests that took place in Oregon was of a Washington state resident.
The Jan. 6 insurrection saw supporters of Donald Trump battling police and vandalizing the federal building, in an attempt to halt confirmation of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. The former president has continued to push what’s now become known as “the Big Lie” that the election was stolen from him.
Steele urges anyone with tips on other participants in the violent incident to contact them.
“If anyone has information about the January 6 violence or really any other threat of violence here in the state of Oregon, we encourage them to give us a call at 1-800-CALL-FBI or report it through our online portal at tips.fbi.gov/.
A detective was investigating Hubbard on an unrelated matter when he visited the Lincoln City home where the suspect lived with his mother on Jan. 7. She told the detective her son was in the nation’s capitol for a pro-Trump rally.
Five people died during the riot, including a capitol police officer and a pro-Trump supporter who was shot while pushing through a police-held barricade inside the U.S. Capitol. About 140 officers were injured, suffering concussions and exposure to chemical weapons. Four officers also took their own lives in the aftermath. The building itself suffered $1.5 million in damage.