FBI arrests 4th person from Houston area in Capitol attack

Friday, March 5, 2021
FBI arrests 4th person from Houston in Capitol attack
There is now a fourth man from the Houston area accused of an alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riot. The video offers reasons why this suspect's alleged acts were considered the most violent out of the Houston suspects so far.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The latest Houston man arrested in the aftermath of the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection got the attention of FBI investigators after an internet sleuth identified him as a person who smashed a window with a crowbar in a widely circulated video.

Federal court documents state Shane Leedon Jenkins was identifiable by a red knit cap captured in a video clip taken during the insurrection. A tipster who does not know Jenkins told the FBI the person seen smashing a window was also the same person who posted photos on his social media accounts in the same headwear from the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6.

In addition, court filings state security cameras and body worn video could make out Jenkins in the knit cap throwing different objects at officers, including a desk drawer, a pipe or metal rod and a flagpole.

Investigators further placed Jenkins in Washington D.C. on the day of the riot when he was spotted outside of a hotel in town confronting a D.C. Metro police officer trying to enforce curfew later that evening, documents state.

Jenkins, who is the fourth person from the Houston area to be arrested in connection to the deadly riot, was charged with assault of a federal officer; obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder; damage to federal property; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

The three other suspects from the area who are accused in the insurrection each face a federal count of violent entry and disorderly conduct.

Each also face different charges. Here what we know about the previous Houston-area Capitol suspects:

Tam Pham, 48, former Houston Police officer - Charged with: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.

An FBI affidavit stated the former officer denied being at the Capitol when it was rioted, but a deep dive of his phone revealed photos of him inside.

Joshua Lollar, 39, Army veteran from Spring - Charged with: Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority and Impeding or Disrupting Official Functions; Obstructing or Impeding Law Enforcement Officer During Civil Disorder and Obstructing Federally Protected Functions; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.

Press play to learn what happened at Lollar's first court proceedings on Friday, Jan. 15.

Wilmar Montano Alvarado, owner of a Pasadena bakery-restaurant - Charged with: Restricted building or grounds; Violent entry or disorderly conduct; Civil disorders; Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; Obstruction of an official proceeding.

Wilmar Alvarado facing five federal charges, including violent entry or disorderly conduct, for the Jan. 6 riot.

Despite as many as 275 arrests to date, the FBI is still looking for other people in connection to the attack. In announcing Jenkins' arrest, the agency renewed its call to the public to help identify the faces captured on camera during that day.

The agency urged people to take a look at the photos on its website and to submit information to 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or at the FBI's tip submission site.

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