Tyler Ethridge, a junior pastor from Colorado, was charged on Friday with felony charges for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. He is to be accused of six counts, including civil disturbance, obstruction of official process, disorderly conduct, etc. Investigators were first tipped off by someone who knew Ethridge from the Bible College and saw his social media posts bragging about being ‘outside Nancy Pelosi’s office,’ according to a Statement of Facts. “I will probably lose my job as a pastor after this,” the accused rioter said in a video he filmed. Ethridge allegedly lied to investigators about tearing down barricades, of which they said they later found video evidence. Outside West Plaza, Ethridge was pepper sprayed and shot with rubber bullets, but that didn’t stop him from climbing the media scaffolding and entering the Capitol building, officials said. prosecutors. In the months following the riot, Ethridge continued to post on social media, in a post telling his friends not to “be afraid of what they condemn you with.” I’m not. I am ready for whatever I will be accused of. America is always ready and ready.
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