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82 arrested, at least 9 Marylanders, for D.C. riot; FBI looking for more

Electoral College Protests
Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 08, 2021

NATIONAL — Wednesday, hundreds of people rioted in our nation's capital. So far, 82 people have been arrested for their involvement, nine of them are Marylanders. That's according to the arrest database for D.C. police.

Most of those arrested already are from the D.C. area, 37 percent. 25 percent are from Maryland, 11 percent are from Virginia, 12 percent unknown and 15 percent are from other states, as far away as Oregon.

According to the arrest database, most of the charges across the board are violating a curfew and unlawful entry. Others are assault and defacing public property. We have a breakdown for those from Maryland.

The youngest Marylander arrested was a 16-year-old, who can't be identified because they're a minor, then 19-year-old Tyler Sofia and 21-year-old Alexander Kimmich. All three were arrested for violating curfew. Thomas Kawaihae, 33, was also arrested for curfew violation.

Stacey Ebanks, 37, and Ryan Mason, 43, were both arrested for violating curfew and unlawful entry. Ashanti Smith, 28, is charged with simple assault. Jessica Reinke, 27, is charged with defacing public property and assaulting a police officer.

READ MORE: Capitol police officer involved in riots dies from injuries; Capitol riot death toll up to 5

One Maryland resident stood out, 33-year-old Christopher Alberts. He was arrested in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center for carrying a gun without a license, having that gun on Capitol grounds, a curfew violation, having unregistered ammunition and for possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

At least 23 of the 82 people arrested in the riot are out of jail. A D.C. judge released them after they pleaded not guilty to their charges. The judge told them not to come back to D.C. until their next court date in June. So many more court appearances and arrests to come.

The FBI needs your help finding as many people as possible who participated in Wednesday's riots. They released some pretty clear pictures of people inside the U.S. Capitol who were not supposed to be and they need your help identifying them. They also are asking for any pictures or videos taken on Wednesday that could help them make more arrests. If you have any information or want to submit documentation, go to or or call them directly at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Five people died from the riots, the most recent a Capitol police officer.