One was arrested in connection with a Louisville riot the same day as the Capitol insurrection.
By MATTHEW CHOI
02/11/2021 09:00 PM EST
Federal agents on Thursday arrested two Kentucky men associated with the so-called Boogaloo Bois, including one charged with crimes related to a Jan. 6 riot in Louisville, the Justice Department announced.
John Subleski, 32, is accused of inciting 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. Subleski was allegedly 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.
Federal prosecutors allege that Subleski used social media to encourage others to take part in the riot. Subleski posted that it was “Time to storm” the Louisville Police Department, according to a 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.
Since the Capitol riots, President Joe Biden’s administration has highlighted domestic extremism as a growing threat to the country. The FBI has arrested more than 100 people in connection with the riots, FBI Director Christopher Wray announced last month.