WASHINGTON D.C. — According to an affidavit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Cody Connell of Vivian, Louisiana was arrested Friday for his alleged participation in the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Connell was taken into custody after investigators received a screenshot of Connell’s social media posts from an anonymous person.
In his post, Connell talks about how he has videos of himself and others breaching the U.S Capitol building. Connell also says it “wasn’t planned” and adds that the country needs another “peaceful” protest.
According to the affidavit, Connell traveled to Washington D.C. with his cousin, Texas native Daniel Page Adams. Adams was also arrested for his alleged participation in the riot. The affidavit mentions a video that was either taken by Adams or Connell that allegedly shows Adams pushing through a line of U.S. Capitol Police Officers. Adams is also allegedly heard in the video saying “Let’s go. Are you ready to push?”
The affidavit also mentions how Connell was planning to return to Washington D.C. before President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. According to a witness, Connell was communicating with people about purchasing firearms, body armor and ammunition and said that he would not return to Louisiana unless he was in a body bag.
Both men remain in government custody and the investigation is ongoing.