Police Arrest Winston-Salem Proud Boys Leader For Role In Capitol Riot
Police have arrested a Winston-Salem man for his alleged role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The Winston-Salem Journal reports FBI agents arrested 33-year-old Charles Donohoe in Kernersville on Wednesday.
Authorities say Donohoe is a leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group.
The New York Times says an indictment alleges Donohoe conspired with a Proud Boys leader from Philadelphia to interfere with police activity at the Capitol and obstruct the certification of Joe Biden’s election win.
Donohoe claims to be a military veteran and can be seen in videos apparently filmed at several Winston-Salem businesses, saying that if “traitors” take over the country, he “can kill the traitors.”