Capitol Assault Suspects Arrested in Florida Ranch Raid: FBI

OCALA, Fla. – Three individuals have been apprehended in connection with the January 6, 2021 assault on the US Capitol, as the nation observed the third anniversary of the violent attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Jonathan Pollock, Olivia Pollock, and Joseph Hutchinson were taken into custody at a ranch in southern Florida early Saturday, according to a statement released by the FBI. The suspects are set to appear in federal court in Ocala on Monday, where they will face multiple charges, including assaulting and resisting civil servants as well as disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The arrests were made following a nationwide search, with the FBI offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Jonathan Pollock, who was considered armed and dangerous.

Since the events of January 6, nearly 1,300 individuals have been charged in relation to the Capitol riot, with some facing charges of illegally entering the Capitol or causing property damage. Approximately 350 others have been charged with assaulting law enforcement officers or resisting arrest. Additionally, members of the far-right Proud Boys and Oath Keepers have been convicted of the more serious charge of seditious conspiracy. Former President Trump, who is seeking a second term in the Oval Office, is also facing felony charges over his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and his role in the January 6 assault.

Trump has consistently denied inciting his supporters to attack the US Congress and has never acknowledged his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. The Supreme Court is set to hear a case on whether Trump is eligible to seek election to a second term, given his alleged role in the assault. Despite his legal troubles, he remains the frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a recent Washington Post/University of Maryland poll.

The arrests in Florida mark a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the Capitol riot, which authorities have deemed an insurrection aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election. As the legal proceedings continue, the nation remains focused on holding the individuals involved accountable for their actions on that fateful day.