Trump supporter who was arrested at Capitol riot, and charged, is found dead at his Atlanta area home
Christopher Stanton Georgia died by suicide at his home on Saturday, according to the medical examiner
Christopher Georgia, 53, was found dead at his home in Alpharetta, GA
His wife called 911 on Saturday morning, telling authorities there was ‘blood everywhere’
His body was found in the basement and officers reportedly removed to semi-automatic SKS rifles from his home
Georgia had been charged with attempting to ‘enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will [of police]’
He was out in violation of a 6pm curfew and arrested after refusing to leave
A Georgia man arrested at the violent Capitol Hill siege in Washington DC last week has died, police confirmed Monday.
Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found dead at his home in Alpharetta on Saturday.
Georgia’s wife called 911 on Saturday morning, telling authorities there was ‘blood everywhere’. His body was found in the basement of their home.
Family members on the scene were described by police as ‘extremely distressed’ in a police report. Officers also removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia’s home, the department said.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner said his cause of death is suicide. They said he had a gunshot wound to the chest.
The Alpharetta Police Dept. say the matter is ‘under investigation’.
According to documents from the Superior Court of DC, Georgia had been charged with attempting to ‘enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police.’
The attack on Wednesday happened as members of Congress met to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
Around 7:15pm on the night of the riots, Christopher Georgia was reportedly among a group outside in violation of the 6pm curfew that had been put in place earlier that day in the District to stem the chaos caused by the pro-Trump mob in a bid to ‘reclaim the stolen election’.
After the group ignored several warnings from officers to disperse, Georgia and his group were then placed under arrest as a result.
the charge of unlawful entry is a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
The attack on the US Capitol Wednesday happened as members of Congress met to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
So far, at least 82 people have been arrested and more than 55 have been charged over the insurrection. Hundreds more are being hunted by the authorities but are yet to be found, including 25 people who are being investigated on terrorism charges.
Others from Georgia arrested so far following the riots are Cleveland Meredith, Grant McHoyt Moore, of Buford, and Eric Munchel, of Dunwoody who is known on social media as ‘zip tie guy.’
Others from Georgia arrested so far following the riots are Cleveland Meredith (left) and Eric Munchel (right), of Dunwoody who is known on social media as ‘zip tie guy.’
Five people also died. One protester, Ashli Babbitt, was shot dead as she attempted to climb through a shattered window of a barricaded door near to the chamber. Three protesters died from ‘medical emergencies’ and one officer, Brian Sicknick, died ‘from injuries sustained’ while responding to the attack.
Sicknick, 42, was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during a struggle, two law enforcement officials said.
A second member of the Capitol Police, Howard Liebengood, was on duty on Wednesday and died by suicide on Saturday.
Two US Capitol Police officer spoke out yesterday about being subjected to vile racial abuse from members of the MAGA mob as they worked to protect the legislature.
One veteran Capitol cop, said he was called the N-word upwards of 15 times, while another described being beaten by insurgents, even as some of them were wielding Blue Lives Matter flags.
Both of the officers said they encountered out law enforcement officials in the mob, who had flown from all over the country to join in with the rioting.
‘[One guy] pulled out his badge and he said, “We’re doing this for you.” Another guy had his badge. So I was like, “Well, you gotta be kidding”,’ one of the officers.