Feb 23, 2021 2:00 AM

FBI arrests another Kan. man for role in conspiracy at U.S. Capitol

Posted Feb 23, 2021 2:00 AM
Protest and violence at the U.S. Capitol image courtesy CSPAN
Protest and violence at the U.S. Capitol image courtesy CSPAN

JOHNSON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities have arrested another Kansas man for his role in the the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, according to a media release from the FBI.

Click here to read the criminal complaint and arrest warrant.

On Monday, Ryan Keith Ashlock of Gardner, Kansas, was taken into custody without incident by FBI Agents pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the United States Court District of Columbia, according to a media release.

Federal authorities allege in an affidavit the he was with several members of the Proud Boys who are already charged in the attack. The affidavit says Ashlock conspired with other Proud Boys members and helped knock down metal barricades between police officers and protesters outside the Capitol. The FBI says Ashlock separated from the group when he was hit with pepper spray and it was unclear if he went inside the Capitol.

On Feb. 12, the FBI arrested 3 Kansas men and another from Missouri on federal charges related to the attack.

FBI Special Agents and members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested William Norman Chrestman and Christopher Charles Kuehne of Olathe, Kansas, William Pope of Topeka and Louis Enrique Colon, of Blue Springs, Missouri.