Members of the anti-government group The Boogaloo Boys were arrested by federal agents on Thursday arrested and charged with crimes related to the Capitol insurrection on January 6th.
Federal prosecutors allege that John Subleski, 32, incited a riot in downtown Louisville on Jan. 6, the same day a mob egged on by former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. He was part of a militia group that identified with the Boogaloo Bois — an extremist movement that centers on planning for an overthrow of the U.S. government,
Authorities said that Subleski used social media to encourage others to take part in the riot. He posted that it was “Time to storm” the Louisville Police Department, Politico reports, citing the criminal complaint.
Another Louisville man, Adam Turner, 35, allegedly menaced a Kentucky police officer during a protest caravan through St. Matthews, Ky., on Dec. 25. Turner was carrying an AR-pistol and resisted arrest, according to a Justice Department news release. He later posted threatening messages against police on his social media.
Both men could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.