2 more Springfield men charged for role in Capitol riot

Capitol riots
Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 17:20:40-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Springfield, Missouri, men surrendered Friday to FBI agents after warrants were issued for their arrest in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued warrants for Michael Aaron Quick and Stephen Brian Quick.

Both are charged with trespassing on restricted buildings or ground, unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, disorderly conduct, and parading and demonstrating in the Capitol building.

Michael and Stephen Quick are the second and third Springfield residents arrested for their role in the riot, which brings the total number of Missouri and Kansas residents known to have been charged in connection with the attack to 10.

Federal authorities announced Jan. 28 that Zachary Martin, of Springfield, was among the hundreds charged so far in connection with the Capitol insurrection.

The FBI announced the arrest of five people with connections to the Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys on Thursday, including three KC-area residents.

William Chrestman and Christopher Kuehne, both of Olathe, and Louis Colon of Blue Springs face a range of charges along with a brother and sister from Arizona.

Chrestman’s charges include conspiracy and threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer.

Colon and Kuehne, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran, also face a conspiracy charge along with Felicia and Cory Konold, siblings from Tucson, Arizona.

The FBI announced earlier Friday that a Topeka man, Michael Pope, also had been arrested along with his brother in Idaho.

Three people from the St. Louis area were previously arrested in connection with the riot, for which former President Trump faces a second impeachment trial.

Emily Hernandez was arrested Jan. 19 allegedly breaching the Capitol during the riot, while two eastern Missouri men, William Merry and Paul Westover, were arrested Feb. 4.

Five people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, died during the Capitol riot. Two other Capitol police officers died by suicide after the attack.

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