Washington County Sheriff’s Office via APThis undated mug shot shows Arkansas resident Richard Barnett, who was taken into custody on Jan. 8, 2021, and is being held in the county jail after he was charged by federal prosecutors for storming the US Capitol on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C. (Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
The FBI on Friday arrested an Arkansas man who was photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office following the storming of the Capitol, authorities announced.
Richard Barnett was arrested in Little Rock, according to Ken Kohl, the top deputy federal prosecutor in Washington.
Kohl said Barnett was charged for entering Pelosi’s office, where he “left a note and removed some of the speaker’s mail.”
Barnett, 60, faces three federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in restricted grounds without authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft