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Joshua and Jerod Hughes are charged with committing nine crimes ranging from entering a restricted building without permission on January 6 to destroying property, according to a criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday afternoon.
Surveillance footage from inside the Capitol Building showed the brothers in the front row of a crowd chasing Goodman up the stairs. Hailed as a hero, Goodman took them away from the Senate hall while they were evacuated, giving the authorities time to evacuate the Senate floor.
Joshua and Jerod Hughes Montana brothers Seen In Viral Video
A recent addition to the list of persons charged in the Capitol riot is a pair of Montana brothers allegedly at the forefront of the mob that chased Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman and roamed the Senate floor during the January 6 riot.
Jerod and Joshua Hughes were filed on Thursday for alleged involvement in the Capitol riot, including nine charges, including aiding and abetting, property damage, and police intervention. The filing of the complaint came after more than 100 people were accused of being linked to the fatal riot, and federal law enforcement agencies pledged to pursue those not yet caught.
“Every FBI field office in the country is looking for you,” said Steven D’Antuono, deputy director of the FBI’s Washington Regional Office, in a message to those involved in the uprising. “Actually, even your friends and family keep us informed.”
The rebels descended on the Capitol building after a rally led by former President Donald Trump and demanded to be admitted as Congress was in the process of discussing the validity of Arizona’s election vote. The House and Senate went on recess, but convened again that night to confirm President Joe Biden’s win.
After a rebel broke through the window using a plastic shield that seemed to be taken from a law enforcement agency, the Hughes brothers went out of the window to get inside the capital, joining others, joining others. Once inside, Jerod and another rebel kicked a door until the lock was broken, according to the charging documents, and allowed other rebels to enter.
Surveillance footage from inside the Capitol Building showed brothers in the front row of a crowd chasing Goodman up the stairs. Hailed as a hero, Goodman took them away from the Senate hall while they were evacuated, giving the authorities time to evacuate the Senate floor.
“When Officer Goodman reached the second floor, he positioned himself between the rebels and the Senate floor that had not yet been evacuated,” the incriminating documents say. “Realizing that he could not stop the crowd from attacking the Senate floor alone, Officer Goodman persuaded the rebels to continue following him – by pulling them away from the Senate floor and into the adjacent hallway.”
However, after the officers alleviated the situation and the rebels left the atrium, the brothers allegedly made their way to the Senate floor. While there, they and other rebels sat in the senators’ chairs, opened the tables, and examined sensitive materials according to their charging documents.
A bipartisan group of senators submitted a bill to honor Goodman with the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions during the January 6 riot. Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, said the “tragic attack” could have been “much worse” if Goodman had not pushed the rebels off the Senate floor.
While legislators consider awarding Goodman the highest award a civilian can receive, they consider holding Trump accountable. The former president was dismissed for a historic period on January 13th for “provoking an uprising”, and unlike the first charge that fell into the party line, 10 Republicans voted to dismiss him this time. Convictions in the Senate are unlikely as Democrats are not getting the necessary support from Republicans, but still moving forward.
The Hughes brothers turned themselves into the Helena Police Department on January 11, believing they were wanted by the FBI. But before answering the questions, they said they wanted a lawyer, so an FBI agent took their contact information and let them return home. Newsweek reached out to the Helena Police Department and the Salt Lake City FBI field office for an update on their custody status. Their case was handed over to the US Magistrate Zia Faruqui.