Here's the latest on people with Indiana ties charged after the Jan. 6 insurrection
In the two years since hundreds of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol and caused more than a million dollars' worth of damage, several people with Indiana ties have been arrested and charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.
Two of them have made history in the ongoing prosecution. A Bloomfield woman became the first person sentenced for her role in the insurrection and a guitarist from Columbus was the first person charged in the attack to enter a plea.
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All are all in various stages in their court cases. Here are the statuses:
Arthur Reyher and Jessica Reyher
Status of case: Arrested March 15, 2023
The Reyhers are accused of being among the first among the rioters to enter the tunnel on the Lower West Terrace at the Capitol and push against the wall of police officers. A criminal complaint said the couple entered the tunnel three separate times to help push. At one point, an officer was pinned against a shield and door because of the force, court records said.
Investigators arrested the couple after an anonymous tip informed them they were posting about their involvement in the riot on Facebook. During interviews, police said Arthur Reyher confirmed they were at the Capitol and they believed the 2020 election results were fraudulent.
Both face a felony charge of civil disorder and four misdemeanors in connection with the riot.
Status of case: Barron has a jury trial scheduled in July.
A criminal complaint alleges she spent several minutes inside the Capitol, yelling expletives and asking the whereabouts of House Leader Nancy Pelosi.
She turned herself in to authorities on March 15. Her initial hearing was held in the federal courthouse in New Albany.
Barron faces charges of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
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Dona Sue Bissey
Status of case: U.S. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan sentenced Bissey on Oct. 12, 2021 to two weeks incarceration, 60 hours of community service and a $500 fine after Bissey pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Bissey’s Facebook posts led to her arrest and criminal charges alleging her involvement in the Capitol attack, records show.
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Agents arrested Bissey late February after witnesses submitted tips to law enforcement showing her posts and photos inside the Capitol on Facebook.
Bissey told Facebook friends she had to pick glass out of her purse after entering the building, court records show. She called Jan. 6 the "Best (expletive) day ever!!"
Another witness told investigators that Bissey often talked about her support for QAnon conspiracy theories at her now-shuttered hair salon in Indianapolis.
She faced federal charges of entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
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Eric Cantrell, Jared Cantrell, Quentin Cantrell
From: Greenwood and Indianapolis
Status of case: The Cantrells have a bench trial scheduled in April.
Jared Cantrell and his two cousins are accused of illegally entering the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A tipsters told the FBI the Cantrells were in Washington, D.C. that day and Jared Cantrell posted photos of himself inside the building on social media. Investigators said a video also shows the other two, Eric and Quentin Cantrell, on the West Terrace and entering the U.S. Capitol building during the riot. The three men were arrested in their Indiana homes and had their first appearances on March 10, 2022, at the New Albany federal courthouse.
Eric Cantrell was sentenced on March 27, 2023, to three months of probation and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay $1,510 in fines and restitution. Eric Cantrell pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building and prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges filed against him.
Charges filed against Jared Cantrell and Quentin Cantrell remain pending. The two men are charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building
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Status of case: The jury trial against Greene and five other members of the Oath Keepers kicked off at the start of February. As of Thursday the court was still selecting the jury.
He was was indicted on five charges including conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and tampering with documents or proceedings.
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Greene, who is also known as Michael Simmons, is a member of the Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government militia group. Many other members of the group have been arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Status of case: Horvath entered a guilty plea on Jan. 23 to a charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. He has a sentencing hearing scheduled for April.
Horvath was wearing a furry hat with a raccoon tail when he entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to testimony by an Indianapolis FBI agent who investigated the Plymouth resident. Multiple surveillance footage stills submitted to the federal D.C. judge overseeing his case allegedly show Horvath inside the building after rioters breached its doors and flooded its halls.
Horvath's photos were published on the FBI’s website soliciting information from the public about alleged Jan. 6 participants. They grabbed the attention of one of Horvath’s former classmates, who called the federal agency in August 2021 to identify Horvath as the man in the pictures, according to the agent.
Horvath spoke with authorities on multiple occasions the following month. He admitted that he was the person in the photos, the agent wrote in an affidavit, and that he broadcasted the events from the Capitol that day.
“Horvath advised agents that he streamed some of the activities on his Facebook live account,” the agent stated.
After spending about 30 minutes inside the building he was allegedly caught on camera exiting the Capitol and telling other rioters, “Come on in, all are welcome.”
He faces four charges, including two charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and two charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
From: Crown Point
Status of case: Dale Huttle and his nephew, Matthew Huttle, are scheduled to appear next in court in April.
Dale Huttle and his nephew were arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol breach after video and photos captured them on the grounds during the riot. Dale Huttle has been charged with numerous felony and misdemeanor offenses related to the breach, including assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder and more.
Court documents state Dale Huttle, 61, was seen among a crowd during the attack on the Lower West Terrace trying to push through a bike rack placed by police as a barrier. In one image, Dale Huttle is seen holding an American flagpole and striking two officers on the steps. Thirty minutes after that interaction, Dale Huttle was seen on body camera footage grabbing a Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer's baton and yelling "Surrender."
Status of case: Matthew Huttle and his uncle, Dale Huttle, are scheduled to appear next in court in April.
Matthew Huttle and his uncle, Dale Huttle, were arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol breach after video and photos captured them on the grounds during the riot. Matthew Huttle, officials said, was captured on video inside the Capitol Building minutes before 3 p.m. during the riot. Officials said he is believed to have briefly left the building before re-entering for another 10 minutes, when he is said to have gone into "multiple" offices, the Crypt area and a number of hallways.
Kash Lee Kelly
Status of case: Kelly was sentenced in November to 60 days in prison after pleading guilty to one count of violent and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The Hammond man faced a drug charge that predated the Capitol riot and related to his time as a Latin King gang member, the Chicago Tribune reported. Authorities later became aware of his federal charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Court records show Kelly posted photos of himself climbing a wall at the Capitol with a US flag. In one caption, he wrote, "the day we let the Traitors who constantly push the divide in OUR country know that we are done playing their games."
Status of case: Mazza was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty in June to assaulting, resisting or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a pistol without a license.
Federal agents arrested him in his Shelbyville home. He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm on Capitol grounds, civil disorder and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.
Agents in court documents said police retrieved Mazza's gun on Capitol grounds that day, which they traced and linked to him. Video footage also showed him among the crowd trying to break into the West Front Terrace, holding the door open for rioters and swinging a baton at police.
Mazza reported the gun stolen to Shelbyville police two days after the Capitol breach, claiming it was taken from his car at a Hard Rock casino in Ohio.
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Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified the hometown of Anna Morgan-Lloyd. She is from Bloomfield.
Status of case: Morgan-Lloyd was sentenced to three years of probation in June 2021.
Morgan-Lloyd traveled to D.C. with Bissey on Jan. 6 to attend Trump’s rally, federal prosecutors said.
The FBI arrested Morgan-Lloyd after a Greene County Sheriff’s Office employee notified the authorities when she attempted to obtain a gun permit weeks after the attack and recognized her from Facebook posts showing her involvement that day.
Morgan-Lloyd agreed to plead guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, a federal misdemeanor.
In her plea, Morgan-Lloyd wrote she felt ashamed the rally for Trump that day turned violent, and realized her participation likely fueled the “ones who were violent” to continue rioting.
“For that I am sorry and take responsibility,” she wrote. “It was never my intent to help empower people to act violently.”
Morgan-Lloyd said she’s since learned by watching movies and reading books recommended by her attorney, such as “Schindler’s List” and “Just Mercy.”
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth accepted the plea and sentenced her to three years of probation, a $500 fine and 120 hours of community service.
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Status of the case: Munger was sentenced to 30 months of probation in October after pleading guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Munger admitted to climbing through a broken window to enter the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6 riot, according to a federal court document.
He told investigators he went inside the building because the crowd behind him was pushing him into a corner and the only way to leave the area was through the building, according to court documents released by The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Using a map provided by the investigators, Munger circled the area where he entered the building. Munger entered through a window near the Senate Wing Door on the northwest side of the U.S. Capitol building, according to court documents.
Closed circuit video from the U.S. Capitol building appears to show Munger climbing through the window at about 2:50 p.m. then exiting through the Senate Wing door 14 minutes later, according to court documents.
Munger told investigators he took photos while inside, but said he never heard any commands from law enforcement to exit the building. He told investigators he walked down the hall, saw people smoking marijuana then decided to leave, according to the statement of facts document.
Jonathan Ace Sanders Sr.
Status of case: Sanders was sentenced to three years of probation in November 2021 after pleading guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
It wasn't social media posts or photos that turned law enforcement on to Jonathan Ace Sanders for entering the Capitol building Jan. 6. His criminal investigation started at a bakery in Vincennes, Indiana.
Six days after the Capitol riot, the FBI received a tip from someone they believe was Sanders' coworker at Lewis Bakery. The person said Sanders bragged to them about being just 70 feet away from where Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by Capitol police inside the federal building.
On Jan. 14, law enforcement visited Lewis Bakery and interviewed Sanders. He admitted to traveling to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5 with two friends to attend the "Stop the Steal" rally. He also admitted to entering the Capitol building and documenting the rotunda area with photo and video.
When shown a still image from surveillance footage taken inside the Capitol building, a witness who attended the rally with Sanders told law enforcement that he believed he saw Sanders among the mass of people in the still image. "It looked like Ace," the witness said, using Sanders' middle name.
Sanders was arrested in Vincennes on May 25. He was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
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Jon Ryan Schaffer
Status of case: Schaffer has pleaded guilty to two charges of obstructing an official proceeding and entering a restricted building with a weapon. He is cooperating with the federal prosecution of members of the Oath Keepers. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
Jon Ryan Schaffer turned himself in to the FBI over 10 days after the riot. The Columbus native and former heavy metal guitarist of the band Iced Earth was photographed inside the Capitol arguing with police and holding a can of “bear spray,” a pepper-based irritant.
Schaffer initially faced six charges, including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disrupting the orderly conduct of government business, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, and demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Schaffer pleaded guilty to two of the charges against him, both felonies, that carry up to 30 years in prison. He became the first U.S. Capitol defendant to enter a plea.
In his plea, Schaffer admitted to being one of the founders of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group that describes itself as a “non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police and first responders.”
Federal prosecutors are pursuing conspiracy cases involving members of the Oath Keepers connected with the Jan. 6 attack, believing the group pre-planned the riot to disrupt Congress’ certification of election votes.
Schaffer is not charged in the Justice Department’s conspiracy case against the organization.
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Status of case: Tutrow was sentenced in December 2021 to three years of probation after pleading guilty to one charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Photos of Tutrow began circulating after the insurrection, showing him wearing a black beanie hat with “TRUMP” lettering. Court records allege the Greenfield man could be seen “moving from inside to outside the U.S. Capitol.”
A witness told investigators that Tutrow said he felt “sick with anxiety following the riot.”
He originally pleaded not guilty on May 3 to all four charges: knowingly entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct that impedes the conduct of government business, disruptive conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
He later entered a plea agreement for the last charge.
On Dec. 21 U.S. Judge Amy Jackson ordered Tutrow to three years of probation and a $500 fine toward rebuilding the Capitol. Joshua Wagner of Indianapolis is his co-defendant.
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Status of case: Vo has a jury trial scheduled for June.
As chaos unfurled inside the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, former Indiana University student Antony Vo looked at peace — happy, even — as he stood alongside a woman who law enforcement believe is his mother and posed for a photo that was later circulated by members of his college fraternity.
"My mom and I helped stop the vote count for a bit," Vo wrote to a friend through social media.
A Donald Trump supporter who witnesses say leans libertarian and engages in conspiracy theories, Vo allegedly entered the U.S. Capitol building illegally Jan. 6 after attending the pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rally that took place the same day in Washington, D.C., according to court documents.
He was arrested on July 21 in Bloomington.
On Aug. 10 he pleaded not guilty to four federal charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
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Status of case: Wagner was sentenced to 30 days incarceration in February 2022 for a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol Building.
Joshua Wagner, of Indianapolis, turned himself in to law enforcement after witnesses said he became “very scared and worried” once the FBI published his photo on a wanted poster, becoming the second Hoosier taken into custody for storming the Capitol.
Investigators in court records said witnesses told them Wagner picked up Israel Tutrow, another defendant, around 2 a.m. Jan. 6 to drive to Washington for what initially began as a rally for then-President Donald Trump.
Photographs showing both Wagner and Tutrow inside the Capitol emerged the following days. Wagner is shown wearing a red beanie hat with “TRUMP” stitched in white lettering.
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IndyStar reporters Lawrence Andrea and Jake Allen contributed to this report.
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