Arkansas native and Capitol rioter Richard Barnett arrested in Benton County

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas man photographed inside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday is now in federal custody.

Richard Barnett turned himself into Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Benton County Friday morning.

Barnett, a resident of Gravette, has made headlines since a protest at the national mall turned violent and broke into the capitol building. In the aftermath, Barnett told reporters at the scene that he had taken items from Pelosi’s office.

He is facing multiple federal charges, including knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records, according to the United States Department of Justice.

Barnett is one of 13 people charged Thursday in connection to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

Below is security video provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office showing Richard Barnett in handcuffs escorted inside the Washington County Jail in Fayetteville.

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