Kevin Creek, a Georgia
man who was caught on camera on Jan. 6 kicking and striking police
officers on the grounds of the United States
Capitol, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assaulting and impeding officers.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Justice Department
, Creek was part of a tens of thousands-strong mob of insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol that day. Creek admitted to the FBI
during an interview
that he drove to Washington
, on Jan. 5 and was on the grounds of the Capitol during the riot, and that he was armed “with mace and a boot knife” at the time.
Creek did not appear to enter the Capitol building; according to the complaint, he stated that he attempted to enter but was deterred by tear gas
Creek was seen striking one federal officer and kicking another outside the building, according to body
According to the complaint, while Creek admitted that "the videos looked like him," he "did not recall
assaulting any officer."
NEW: Kevin Creek of Georgia has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol attack
. Creek, accompanied by his lawyer, reportedly told an FBI special agent that he "did not recall assaulting any officer," but video showed otherwise. pic.twitter.com/tSrxrtYR1b — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) June 9, 2021
Creek is one of over 465 people
detained by the Justice Department for alleged involvement in the Capitol riot
At least 300 additional suspects have been identified by the FBI but have yet to be apprehended.