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3 Kansas City-area residents arrested for role in US Capitol riot

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 16:33:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three Kansas City-area residents face federal charges in connection to their roles in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

William Norman Chrestman and Christopher Charles Kuehne, both of Olathe, and Louis Enrique Colon, of Blue Springs, all face a slew of federal charges connected to the riots after being arrested Thursday by the FBI.

Two other suspects — Felicia Konold, and her brother, Cory Konold, both of Tucson, Arizona — were included as part of Thursday's indictment. A footnote in the charging document indicates additional people may have been involved in the conspiracy.

According to court documents, the group, who identified themselves by wearing orange tape marks on their clothing, worked together to storm the Capitol.

Federal investigators used social media and cell phone tracking to place the subjects at or near the Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to court documents, video showed that Chrestman and Felicia Konold were a part of a march involving the Proud Boys on Jan. 6.

As that march approached the Capitol, court documents allege that Chrestman, Felicia Konold and her brother were near the front of the crowd interacting with officers.

Court documents indicate that Chrestman shouted at a Capitol police officer during the interaction: "You shoot and I'll take your f***ing as* out."

A short time later, Chrestman allegedly told the crowd to help prevent another officer from arresting someone in the crowd.

Once the group entered the Capitol grounds, court documents allege the group participated in an effort to prevent Captiol police from erecting barriers to secure the Capitol.

In one image, Chrestman appears to use a wooden club to prop up the barriers.

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A photo allegedly showing Chrestman propping up a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol.

As part of the investigation, detectives received a tip that one of the five suspects, Felicia Konold, had posted about the riots on her Snap Chat account.

In a subsequent video post, Konold allegedly said she had been recruited into a Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys, and included a picture of what appeared to be a KC-themed challenge coin.

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A photo allegedly depicting a Proud Boys Kansas City Chapter challenge coin.

Chrestman faces charges of conspiracy, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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Photos allegedly of Kansas City, Kansas, resident William Chrestman, participating in demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Kuehne faces charges of conspiracy, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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Olathe, Kansas, resident Christopher Kuehne (pictured in helmet), allegedly participating in the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Colon faces charges of conspiracy, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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Blue Springs, Missouri, resident Louis Colon (in orange sweatshirt) allegedly participating in the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

All three were taken into custody without incident.

Chrestman and Kuehne — who served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years, according to a public LinkedIn profile — remain in the Wyandotte County Jail.

Kuehne’s photo appeared on page 18 in a 2008 edition of "Pass in Review." He was a captain and platoon commander at the time.

After leaving the Marines, Kuehne worked for BNSF Railway from May 2013 to July 2020.

"He is no longer employed with BNSF," a company spokesperson told 41 Action News.

Below is a copy of the full criminal complaint filed against Chrestman:

Here is the criminal complaint filed against Kuehne, Colon and the Konolds:

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