By JULIA JACOBO, AARON KATERSKY and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News
(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — Several people who participated in the siege on Capitol Hill last week have been arrested.
Rioter in “Camp Auschwitz hoodie
Robert Keith Packer, 56, was arrested in Newport News, Virginia, Wednesday morning.
The image of a man wearing a black hoodie with the words “Camp Auschwitz” emblazoned in white letters rinside the U.S. Capitol building was circulated widely on social media.
Packer has a lengthy criminal record in the area and has been arrested in Newport News “well over a dozen times,” Newport News Sheriff Gabriel Morgan told ABC News.
Previous offenses included assault and battery, driving under the influence, drunk in public, driving under revocation, and probation violation, among others, Morgan said. Packer was last jailed in the county in 2012.
Packer faces charges of unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to an arrest warrant filed in Virginia federal court.
He was being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and is expected to appear in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, Wednesday afternoon.
Packer was released on the condition that he stay out of Washington, D.C., and appear virtually in court on Jan. 19. He was represented by a public defender but said he plans on retaining his own attorney.
Rioter who was next to woman when she was shot
A rioter who was standing next to Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer, was also arrested by the FBI Wednesday.
New Jersey resident Thomas Baranyi, 28, appeared briefly in Newark federal court, where bail was set at $100,000.
Court records quoted Baranyi’s televised interview during which he showed a reporter blood on his hand after he stormed the Capitol.
In the interview, Baranyi explained that he got blood on his hand after storming into the Capitol and a “young lady” rushed through the windows.
“A number of police and Secret Service were saying get down, get out of the way. She didn’t heed the call and as we kind of raced up to try to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck, and she fell back on me,” Baranyi said in the interview, according to the court documents.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee who was recognized by colleagues
An MTA employee who was arrested following his participation in the Capitol riots appeared in federal court in White Plains, New York, on Wednesday.
William Pepe, 31, who works on the Metro-North, was recognized by colleagues and MTA management from photos of him wearing an American flag bandana that were circulated from inside the U.S. Capitol building.
Pepe was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without law authority, according to the Justice Department.
Pepe was released on $10,000 bond, but a federal judge ordered Pepe to surrender a shotgun and hunting knife to local police. He also can not possess any other firearms or weapons.
He was arrested Tuesday in the Hudson Valley. He had called in sick on Jan. 6 to participate in the riots.
Pepe, who had been employed as a maintenance worker for the MTA for six years, was initially suspended, but the MTA is now working to terminate him, the transit authority said.
Two Rocky Mount police officers
The Justice Department has charged two Rocky Mount, Virginia, police officers with participating in last week’s riot in the U.S. Capitol.
Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker, posted a photo of themselves with their middle fingers up in front of the statue of John Stark.
After posting the photo, the two repeatedly defended attending the riots in separate social media posts. Robertson is quoted saying he was “proud” of the photo because he “was willing to put skin in the game.”
Fracker later deleted a Facebook post in which he wrote, “Lol to anyone who’s possibly concerned about the picture of me going around… Sorry I hate freedom? …Not like I did anything illegal…y’all do what you feel you need to…”
The pair also gave media interviews after attending the riots. They are expected to appear in Western Virginia District Court at 4 p.m.
Man seen hanging off Senate balcony
Josiah Colt, the man seen hanging off the Senate balcony and sitting in Vice President Mike Pence’s chair, surrendered himself to U.S. Marshalls on Tuesday, authorities said.
He was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the Justice Department.
Colt is currently being held at the Ada County jail in Boise, Idaho, and was expected to appear in federal court on Wednesday.
Several others who participated in the siege have been arrested around the country in recent days.
The fur-pelted man photographed with a Capitol police shield was arrested Tuesday morning at his brother’s home in Brooklyn, facing four federal charges.
Many of the rioters were implicated by their own social media posts, ABC News’ chief investigative reporter Josh Margolin said on “Start Here,” an ABC News daily podcast, on Monday.
Suspected rioters who allegedly brought zip ties and wore tactical gear were arrested in Texas and Tennessee on Tuesday.
The man seen carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern through the Capitol halls and the shirtless man dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress and red, white and blue face paint were arrested on Friday in Florida and Arizona, respectively.
ABC News’ Ivan Pereira and Olivia Rubin contributed to this report.
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