Police Arrest Winston-Salem Proud Boys Leader For Role In Capitol Riot

Police Arrest Winston-Salem Proud Boys Leader For Role In Capitol Riot

9:33am Mar 18, 2021
In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters storm the Capitol Building in Washington. The FBI has arrested a Winston-Salem man thought to be a leader of the Proud Boys for his role in the insurrection. AP Photo/John Minchillo, File

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.”

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