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Capitol Riot Suspect Reported by Military to FBI Post-January 6, Remained at Large for Years

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FBI Gregory Yetman, recently apprehended by the FBI after a search, had been reported by the military to the bureau as a participant in the Capitol riot shortly after January 6. Surprisingly, he continued to serve in the National Guard for over a year and was not charged until this month, according to court documents.

Military Report and Delayed Charges

Despite being identified by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command on January 14, 2021, just eight days after the insurrection, Yetman remained in the National Guard for more than a year. The Army provided the FBI with screenshots from Yetman’s Facebook profile where he boasted about his presence at the Capitol on January 6 and declared, “I’m not fighting for this country anymore.” Yet, it wasn’t until this month that charges were brought against him.

National Guard Service Post-Capitol Riot: FBI 

Yetman, accused of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers and engaging in physical violence on restricted Capitol grounds, attended a National Guard training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, just two months after the Capitol riot, as revealed by Maj. Amelia Thatcher. He was honorably discharged in March 2022.

No Immediate Response from New Jersey National Guard

The New Jersey National Guard, when contacted, did not immediately respond to inquiries.

Turn of Events and Federal Court Appearance: FBI 

After a two-day search involving FBI agents and local SWAT teams, Yetman turned himself in on Friday. He is now facing multiple felony charges and was ordered held without bail after his initial federal court appearance in Trenton, New Jersey.

Previous Identification and the Role of Sedition Hunters

Yetman was previously identified in a USA TODAY investigation in March, where over 100 Jan. 6 suspects were examined from the FBI’s “Wanted” photographs. The Sedition Hunters, a group of online amateur investigators, played a crucial role in providing names and information about these individuals.

Strengthening the Case with Body Camera Footage: FBI 

Newly released photos from police officers’ body cameras strengthen the case against Yetman, showing him firing a tear gas canister toward a group of rioters and Capitol police officers.

Military Extremism Investigation and Delayed Report

Despite an initiative launched by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to address extremism within the military, a report commissioned over two years ago to investigate the extent of extremist activity in the military has yet to be made public as of June 2022. This report followed the Capitol insurrection and aimed to address the military’s extremism problem, but significant parts of the initiative, such as a special internal affairs unit, were seemingly never launched.

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