FBI Charlotte

A Shelby, North Carolina man was charged Thursday in connection to the insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan 6, according to the FBI.

Officials say Johnny Harris, 45, admitted to entering the Capitol building with a megaphone and flag during a discussion with federal agents on Jan. 19. He also stated that he recorded videos of his actions with two devices, a GoPro and his cell phone.

A special agent interviewed two witnesses who both traveled with Harris and reportedly saw him on Jan. 6. The two witnesses also identified Harris as the person inside the Capitol when shown screenshots of the footage.

According to a criminal complaint, an anonymous tipster submitted a report that identified Johnny Harris as someone who was posting pictures of himself inside of the Capitol on his Facebook page. The FBI then linked footage from multiple body cameras and security tapes to Harris’ whereabouts on Jan. 6., specifically inside of the Rotunda.

Harris is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority intending to impede or disrupt government business and engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in or close to any restricted building or grounds

He becomes the ninth person from North Carolina charged in the violent riot. Nearly 400 people have been identified and charged by officials for the insurrection that left five people dead including a US Capitol police officer.

Shelby, N.C. man charged in connection to U.S. Capitol insurrection  was originally published on wbt.com