At least seven people from North Carolina were arrested during the riots at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
According to Police arrest records, these people were taken into custody and charged with the following:
Earl Glosser from Matthews, 40 (curfew violation, unlawful entry); Jere Brower from Sanford, 45 (curfew violation, unlawful entry); Lance Grames from Sarfield, 42 (curfew violation, unlawful entry); Michael Jones from Charlotte, 23 (curfew violation); James Smawley from Charlotte, 27 (curfew violation); Jay Thaxton from Concord, 46 (curfew violation); and Tim Scarboro from Monroe, 33 (curfew violation).
According to WSOC, “A man from Asheville who was arrested the day before is facing more serious weapon charges. Police said 46-year-old Thomas Gronek had two firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when Metro D.C. police found him on a bus Tuesday.”
President Donald Trump appeared at a rally of his supporters to repeat claims the election was “stolen” from him. A violent group of those in attendance breached the U.S. Capitol while Congress was working to certify the results of the Electoral College vote, affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
Members of Congress and other Capitol employees were evacuated while the mob caused destruction, overtook offices, and broke into the House and Senate chambers.
Five people died during Wednesday’s events including a Capitol police officer, who was hit in the head by a fire extinguisher by a rioter. A woman was shot and killed by police after disregarding orders by officers and three others died of medical emergencies.
Biden condemned the actions of those at the Capitol saying, “They weren’t protestors. Don’t dare call them protestors. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionist, domestic terrorist.”