Proud Boys Leader Arrested in Florida on Capitol Insurrection Charges

One of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs, was arrested in Florida on charges related to the recent insurrection at the Capitol.

One of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs, was arrested in Florida on charges related to the recent insurrection at the Capitol.

An FBI affidavit detailed that Biggs has counts of obstruction of a proceeding, entering restricted grounds, and disorderly conduct.

The affidavit included messages explaining how the insurrection would be conducted that were sent to the group by its leader Enrique Tarrio who was arrested the day before the attack.

Biggs also reportedly posted on Parler telling other participants to spread out and wear unidentifiable clothing.

“The only thing we’ll do that’s us is think like us! Jan 6th is gonna be epic,” posted Biggs.

Despite being shown in several photos that were circulated online,  Biggs denied any involvement or any knowledge on how the insurrection was planned. 

Assistant Federal Public Defender Michael S. Ryan. who represented Biggs said that the allegations against his client are “speculative,” and that the affidavit did not mention whether any Capitol property was actually damaged.

More than 115 individuals have been charged so far in connection with the Capitol insurrection while the FBI is currently pursuing other suspects through tips and social media. 


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