Another Kentuckian Arrested For Actions During Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Aug 18, 2021 at 12:06 pm
The FBI is still seeking information on the U.S. Capitol rioters pictured here.
The FBI is still seeking information on the U.S. Capitol rioters pictured here.

The Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will go down in the history books as one of the most embarrassing, pathetic and sad days in the country’s history.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced that another person from Kentucky has been arrested in connection to the event, when the Capitol building was flooded by hundreds of Donald Trump supporters for more than four hours. Numerous people where injured and five died. 

Joseph Irwin, of Cecilia, was charged with entry and disorderly conduct in a restricted building and disorderly conduct and parading / demonstrating in the capitol building. The FBI also announced Irwin was expected to have his initial appearance in federal court the same day of the announcement, Tuesday, Aug. 17.

More than a dozen Kentuckians and more than 500 people in total have been arrested in connection to the insurrection that was sparked by Donald Trump, an attempt to disrupt the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. 

The FBI is still looking for information on people who committed violence in the U.S. Captiol on Jan. 6. You can review pictures and videos here and report a tip to the FBI if you recognize anyone.

For an in-depth view of what happened on Jan. 6, check out this six month visual investigation from the New York Times.