US Capitol Attack Incident | A Greer man has become at least the 10th South Carolinian to be charged in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to federal court documents made public.
Man From Greer Arraigned in Connection to US Capitol Attack Incident
James D. Lollis Jr. of Greer is charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
He has been released from custody on $25,000 bail, with his travel limited to South Carolina and, for court purposes, in Washington, D.C.
He must also make immediate arrangements for the removal of any firearms he has, according to court records.
At least one point on the day of the riot, Lollis was the companion of Derek Cooper Gunby of Anderson, who is also facing multiple charges in connection to the Capitol violence, according to court records. Gunby’s court records were made public in August.
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Gunby was describing what had happened at the Capitol in a video posted on social media when he turned the camera to show a man on the Metro identified as Lollis, according to court documents.
“Yeah, yeah,” Gunby said, according to records. “James here took a good bear mace can spray straight to the face.”
Video from Metro Police officers’ body cameras and closed-circuit video helped the FBI confirm Lollis’ presence at the Capitol.
At one point in the video, Lollis could be heard addressing the officers, according to an agent’s affidavit.
“Y’all on the same team we are, aren’t you?” Lollis asked. “You’re not going to respond? You’re not on the same team?”
Court records also indicate that Lollis may have been with an injured person shortly before Lollis himself got sprayed in the face with something officers were using to keep the crowd back.
According to court records, Lollis can be heard yelling at the officers, “We got a man down here dying! His lips are purple! You need to get him now!”
Rioters breached the Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden and lost by Republican Donald Trump. The insurrection left at least five people dead, more than a dozen police officers hurt and dozens of people arrested.
The chaos that erupted around 2 p.m. that day in Washington, D.C., did not stop Congress, which reconvened that night and worked into the wee hours of Jan. 7 to certify the Electoral College results of the presidential election.
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Article Source: NewsEdge