ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A St. Augustine man was one of 14 people arrested by Capitol police during a day of chaos and destruction on Capitol Hill as a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol and unleashed unprecedented scenes of mayhem in hopes of halting the peaceful transition of power.
According to United States Capitol Police, John Anderson of St. Augustine was one of 10 arrested Wednesday and accused of unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building. His mug shot has not been released.
Anderson was also one of five Florida residents arrested.
News4Jax Crime and Safety expert Ken Jefferson said unlawful entry is the same as a burglary charge.
“He’s facing a minimum of 10 years, per crime,” Jefferson said.
In total, 68 people were arrested Wednesday including 60 men and eight women. Only one of the people arrested was from Washington D.C.
Two of the “thousands of individuals involved in violent riotous actions” were also arrested and accused of assaulting a police officer.
Mike Curzio of Marion County, who served eight years in prison for attempted first-degree murder, was also arrested and accused of unlawful entry.
“The USCP is continuing to review surveillance video and open source material to identify others who may be subject to criminal charges,” Capitol Police said in a press release.
With pictures and social media posts capturing the mayhem inside the Capitol, Jefferson says the rest of the mob shouldn’t be hard to find.
“Those people who participated in it need to hope and pray that they’re not identified because law enforcement officials will be coming after them,” Jefferson said.
MPD seeks assistance in identifying persons of interest responsible for Unlawful Entry offenses that occurred yesterday on US Capitol Grounds, 100 block of 1st Street, NW.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 7, 2021
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Authorities said four people died during the violence, including one woman who was shot by an officer outside the House chamber.