Man who joined Army after Jan. 6 arrested at Fort Bragg in connection with Capitol riot

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Fort Bragg, N.C. — A Fort Bragg worker is the latest idiosyncratic with North Carolina ties charged successful transportation with the Jan. 6 riot astatine the U.S. Capitol.

James Phillip Mault, of Brockport, N.Y., was arrested connected station past week connected charges of assaulting, resisting oregon impeding officers utilizing a unsafe limb oregon inflicting bodily injury, civilian disorder, entering and remaining successful a restricted gathering oregon grounds with a deadly oregon unsafe weapon, disorderly and disruptive behaviour successful a restricted gathering oregon grounds with a deadly oregon unsafe weapon, engaging successful carnal unit successful a restricted gathering oregon grounds with a deadly oregon unsafe weapon, disorderly behaviour successful a Capitol gathering and an enactment of carnal unit successful the Capitol grounds oregon buildings.

Mault went to Washington, D.C., connected Jan. 6 with a radical of friends and was seen successful assorted videos changeable during the riot climbing onto the sally larboard connected the westbound broadside of the Capitol and spraying "a chemic agent" astatine instrumentality enforcement officers inside, according to a transgression ailment filed by the FBI.

Mault told investigators that helium was forced toward the Capitol by the assemblage and denied entering the building, assaulting anyone oregon damaging property, according to the complaint.

Fort Bragg spokesperson Joe Buccino said the Army is cooperating with the FBI's investigation, but helium noted that Mault joined the subject aft Jan. 6.

To date, astatine slightest 16 different radical with North Carolina ties person been charged successful transportation with the Capitol riot, including a Garner man, a former Chapel Hill resident and a couple from Pilot Mountain.

Two of them person already pleaded blameworthy and are awaiting sentencing.

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