Kevin Creek, a Georgia man whom officials say was captured on camera kicking and striking police officers on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, was arrested Wednesday and charged with several crimes, including disorderly conduct and assaulting and impeding officers.
Creek was part of a thousands-strong mob of insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol that day, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Justice Department. Creek admitted during an interview with the FBI that he had driven to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 and had been on the grounds of the Capitol during the riot. He also confessed to having been armed “with mace and a boot knife” at the time.
It does not appear that Creek entered the Capitol building itself. He said he’d attempted to get in but had been deterred by tear gas, according to the complaint.
Outside the building, Creek was captured in body camera footage striking one federal officer and kicking another.
The complaint said that while Creek admitted “the videos looked like him,” he said he “did not remember assaulting any officer.”
NEW: Kevin Creek of Georgia arrested in Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Creek, accompanied by his lawyer, reportedly told an FBI special agent that he “did not remember assaulting any officer.”
Video showed otherwise. pic.twitter.com/tSrxrtYR1b
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