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Witness to FBI: He had ‘taken shots of Fireball’ | Canyon Lake man arrested for alleged connection to U.S. Capitol siege

The FBI arrested Treniss Jewell Evans, III. He’s accused of a number of prices after a tipster reported one of Evans’ relations mentioned he was on the U.S. Capitol.

SAN ANTONIO — According to federal courtroom data, the FBI arrested Treniss Jewell Evans, III, of Canyon Lake, for his alleged involvement within the unrest on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. He is charged with Obstruction of Justice/Congress, Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority and Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.

The timeline of occasions outlined within the criticism filed within the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, states a tipster, who wished to stay nameless, notified federal brokers on January 12 that one of Evans’ relations disclosed to them Evans was on the Capitol. They claimed Evans had ‘taken shots of fireball’ in Nancy Pelosi’s office and captured video of the day’s occasions on his mobile phone. The tipster, recognized as Witness 1, additionally supplied a photograph of Evans. The criticism doesn’t establish whether or not FBI brokers corroborated the claims Evans was consuming inside Speaker Pelosi’s office.

Three days later, a second particular person got here ahead and supplied a hyperlink to a Facebook web page with video from exterior of the U.S. Capitol Building. In the video, the FBI matched the picture supplied by Witness 1 with a person carrying a megaphone saying, “I don’t support looting. I don’t support the violence. I support a peaceful protest to put them on notice that we the people demand justice,” in accordance to the criticism.

FBI brokers approached Evans for an interview at his house in Canyon Lake on January 17. Evans declined the interview with out his lawyer offered on the recommendation of counsel, however did verify his phone quantity.

Through a search warrant, the FBI used GPS information – supplied by Google – throughout the U.S. Capitol primarily based off Wi-Fi entry factors and Bluetooth beacons. According to the FBI, the data “is accurate to within 10 meters,” and thru information visualization the cellphone “was within the U.S. Capitol on January 6.” Federal brokers then confirmed the gadget because the one related to Evans via his e mail and phone quantity.

Surveillance video obtained by the FBI later revealed a “man matching the above photographs of Evans” coming into the Capitol constructing via a damaged window round 3 p.m., sporting a particular yellow cap, olive inexperienced jacket or sweatshirt, backpack straps and different recognizable clothes as proven within the Facebook video. Still photos present Evans taking out his cellphone and utilizing a megaphone throughout the Crypt of the Capitol.

Evans was launched on an unsecured $10,000 bond. His subsequent courtroom date is ready for March 19.

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