(Cleveland) - A Warren, Ohio man, accused of being one of the people who breached the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month, was in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday.
Stephen Ayres is charged with obstruction of juistice, unlawful entry into restricted buildings, and violent entry on Capitol grounds. He's been released on $20,000 bond, and was ordered to not travel outside the Northern District of Ohio.
Ayres was arrested thanks to tips received by the FBI. A federal affidavit said Ayres posted a video on Facebook on January 6, describing what happened during the siege of the Capitol. That video was later made private.
The affidavit quoted a witness who said she had been watching the live stream from Ayres' Facebook page, saying Ayres acted "like he was at war." He said in the video the breach of the Capitol was "just the beginning," with "more to come next week."
In the video, Ayres and another man claimed the riots were staged by ANTIFA, coordinated by media, police, and Washington's mayor, Muriel Bowser.
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