Georgia man arrested, Beals, was observed wearing a gas mask during the riots, and later he falsely provided misleading information to the FBI regarding his involvement.
Georgia man arrested, identified as William Beals, has been taken into custody by the Justice Department due to his participation in the January 6, 2021, riots held in Washington, D.C.
According to an article published by The Telegraph, a Georgia man arrested named William Beals has been arrested by the Justice Department for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, riots that took place in Washington, D.C.
During the riots, Georgia man arrested Beals was seen wearing a gas mask and he subsequently lied to the FBI about his participation. He has been charged with multiple offenses, including lying to the FBI, disorderly conduct, and theft of government property.
Investigators revealed that a Georgia man arrested, Beals, traveled from Tennessee to Washington, D.C., specifically to take part in the riots. He engaged with the police early in the afternoon and briefly entered the Capitol building when the police lines were overrun by other rioters.
Later in the day, Georgia man arrested, re-entered the Capitol, this time wearing a gas mask, and continued his confrontations with law enforcement.
After leaving the Capitol, the Georgia man arrested was photographed with stolen Capitol Police equipment and even posed on top of a Capitol Police motorcycle.
According to an article published by The Hill, when questioned by the FBI in October 2021 about the photos depicting his actions, the Georgia man arrested Beals denied his involvement and claimed the images were either fake or altered.
However, authorities pointed out matching tattoos on his hand and neck visible in the photos, suggesting his participation. Despite this evidence, the Georgia man arrested Beals, persisted in denying his entry into the Capitol.
This Georgia man arrested, William Beals, is part of a broader effort by law enforcement, with over 1,100 individuals having been arrested on charges related to the January 6 riots.
The case of William Beals adds to the growing list of individuals facing legal consequences for their actions during that tumultuous event.