COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Southern District Court has charged a Whitehall man after he allegedly kicked in a window at the U.S. Capitol during the riot on Jan 6.
The court affidavit says Troy Faulkner was seen in a YouTube video in a jacket that had "Faulkner Painting" on the back and was seen kicking in a window at the U.S. Capitol. A report from the Ohio Secretary of State's office said Faulkner did own a painting business in the Whitehall area.
An FBI agent talked to an officer at the Whitehall Police Department where the officer confirmed that he had arrested Faulkner in the past and confirmed his identity in the YouTube video.
Further investigation showed that Faulkner was discussing his involvement in the riot on Facebook claiming "We took it to there front door..."
Faulkner called the FBI on Jan. 13 to turn himself in.
He faces seven federal charges in the Southern District of Ohio:
- Destruction of Government Property
- Obstruction of an Official Proceeding
- Entering and Remaining in Restricted Building or Grounds
- Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds
- Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds
- Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
- Stepping, Climbing, Removing, or Injuring Property on the Capitol Grounds