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Chad Barrett Jones, 42, of Coxs Creek, Kentucky, was arrested in Louisville on Saturday, the FBI said in a news release. Jones is accused of breaking a window of the Capitol building moments before Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot during the insurrection earlier this month. He's facing multiple charges, including assault on a federal officer, destruction of government property, obstruction of justice, unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
A man who was questioned in relation to the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, Tennessee reportedly threatened to kill a federal agency involved in the bombing's investigation.
James Keith Ray, was charged on Jan. 8 with interstate transmission of a threat to injure a person, according to the Lexington Herald Leader, after he reportedly posted content onthreatening to kill one of the agents who questioned him at his home on the day after the bombing.
The Secret Service Is Bracing for Dangerous Times
Any chance of a normal security environment for the president-elect evaporated during the Capitol siege. “That went out the window, based on the current threat environment,” Chuck Marino, a former Secret Service supervisory special agent who retired in 2015, told me. “The domestic threat, violent extremism, and what we saw on [January 6]—you’re seeing, in this case, the Secret Service adapt.” he said. The agency could do more to make sure that extremism in its ranks is detected and neutralized, six former members of presidential protective details told me.
FBI agents disregarded James Keith Ray as a suspect once they interviewed him. But social media posts after his encounter with the agents landed him in jail nonetheless, according to court records. https://t.co/C75KEctInx— Jeremy Chisenhall (@JSChisenhall) January 28, 2021
"Agent Brown if you ever step on this property while I'm here you are a dead man do you hear me there is no amount of armor that will protect you from the range of my f-----g soul," Ray wrote in the tweet, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
Federal agents first investigated Ray after they received a tip on the same day as the explosion, alerting them to suspect his potential role in the bombing, which deemed by officials asThe bomber was killed in the explosion, but a body was not detected inside the vehicle.
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The tip indicated that "an individual named Ray was ranting about how AT&T was abusing their power and how their (AT&T's) policies were criminal," Special Agent William Kurtz wrote in a federal court affidavit, according to The Tennessean. Thehad previously investigated Ray's online posts in 2016, when he wrote online threats to AT&T and other businesses, in addition to discussing potentially exchanging housekeeping goods for weapons.
In 2018, authorities looked into Ray after he emailed a local news station, claiming he was being harassed by law enforcement, according to court records reviewed by The Tennessean. He reportedly threatened to take alternative action if he did not receive an explanation of his apparent wrongdoings, citing the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
"Let the so-called story out of Maryland ring through to your offices and you look around and imagine the shock you're going to realize that half of the people that you see right now might be dead by the weekend at the hand of someone who isn't a strong as I am that has a little bit more of a temper than I do," Ray wrote, according to The Tennessean's review of the affidavit.
The FBI has opened an investigation into an 'IED attack' at a California church known for its pastor's controversial sermons
The FBI has launched an investigation after an explosion occurred at a Los Angeles County church on Saturday. When law enforcement arrived on scene at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, California, smoke was coming out of the windows and the church was covered in graffiti, according to ABC News. The FBI called the incident at First Works an "IED attack". The church's pastor, Bruce Meija, has gained attention from protestors after making controversial statements about the LGBQT+ community, women, and interracial couples, according to NBC. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl denied Ray's release on Friday, stating in an order: "One tweet clearly evidences a threat which is risk of harm to community. Testimony about subsequent arrests and at the time of this arrest he continued to evidence some degree of non-compliance."
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