A lawyer from Americus, Georgia was arrested Friday for alleged participation in the US Capitol insurrection and was denied bail.
McCall Calhoun, a lawyer from Americus, Georgia was arrested Friday for alleged participation in the US Capitol insurrection and was denied bail.
Calhoun was arrested in his sister’s house in Macon and was charged with trespassing a federal building and disorderly conduct.
Calhoun was reportedly among the initial group of rioters who breached the Capitol and posted photos of the event on his social media accounts.
“Now we’re all going back armed for war and the Deep State is about to get run out of DC,” said Calhoun on his Facebook account.
Calhoun also bragged about helping to kick down a door leading to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Calhoun claimed he was motivated by a belief that the election had been allegedly stolen.
Aside from his participation in the insurrection and social media posts, Calhoun was also found in possession of several firearms and thousands of stocked ammo.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Weigle ordered Calhoun must stay detained pending a trial and denied him bail because he represented a danger to the community and is a flight risk if released from custody.
“He has been corrupted by or seduced by a dangerous and violent ideology that considers the United States to be in a state of civil war, that considers every Democrat to be worthy of execution, that considers every member of the government part of a deep state,” said Weigel.
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