June 13, 2024

Indiana Couple Arrested For Actions On Lower West Terrace During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Indiana Couple Arrested For Actions On Lower West Terrace During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

            WASHINGTON — An Indiana couple has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for their actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Their actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

            Arthur Reyher, 38, and Jessica Reyher, 38, of Brownsburg, Indiana are each charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with civil disorder, a felony, and related misdemeanor offenses. The Reyhers were arrested today in Indiana. They are expected to make their initial appearances later today in the Southern District of Indiana.

            According to court documents, on Jan. 6, 2021, Arthur and Jessica Reyhers were among rioters who repeatedly engaged in violence against law enforcement officers guarding the Capitol.  The Reyhers participated in the confrontation with law enforcement officers in the Lower West Terrace and tunnel areas of the Capitol. They entered the tunnel on the Lower West Terrace at approximately 2:43 p.m., making their way into the mob of rioters who were coordinating pushes against police officers. The Reyhers entered the tunnel three separate times to assist in the collective pushes against police officers as the rioters tried to gain access to the Capitol building. While the Reyhers joined in collective pushes, one police officer screamed in pain as the weight of the rioters’ pushes pinned him between a shield and a door. 

            This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana.

            The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office and the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

            In the 26 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 999 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, more than 320 individuals are charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing. 

            Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.

            A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Originally published at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/news/indiana-couple-arrested-for-actions-on-lower-west-terrace-during-january-6-capitol-breach