A Maryland man who was photographed contained in the U.S. Capitol carrying his firm’s ID badge, standing subsequent to the viral horned rioter, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday, and has since been banned from Washington, D.C. besides to attend future court docket dates.
Nicholas Rodean, 26, of Frederick, Md., turned himself in on the D.C. Metropolitan Police Division’s 2nd District precinct station on Wednesday morning, The Baltimore Solar reported. He was charged with coming into a restricted constructing, disorderly conduct in a restricted constructing and parading, demonstrating or picketing.
A decide ordered Rodean to be launched later that afternoon, requiring him to remain out of the District of Columbia apart from court docket appearances.
Rodean was photographed carrying a badge for his employer, Navistar Direct Advertising, round his neck whereas parading a “Trump is my President” flag across the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The advertising and marketing agency in Frederick subsequently fired Rodean after he was related to the riot.
“After assessment of the photographic proof, the worker in query has been terminated for trigger,” the corporate stated on its Fb web page on Jan. 7. “Whereas we assist all workers’ proper to peaceable, lawful train of free speech, any worker demonstrating harmful conduct that endangers the well being and security of others will now not have an employment alternative with Navistar Direct Advertising.”
Navistar Direct Advertising is a “digital and standard printing firm with full-service unsolicited mail manufacturing servicing nonprofit, industrial and political shoppers,” based on its Fb web page.
One other viral photograph cited within the federal legal grievance confirmed Rodean contained in the Capitol constructing standing subsequent to a person carrying a bearskin headdress and horns, along with his face lined in a star-spangled design.
That man has been recognized as 33-year-old Jacob Chansley, a believer of the unfounded QAnon conspiracy principle additionally going through federal fees within the rioting on the Capitol.
On Jan. eight, Charles Burnham, an legal professional representing Rodean, voluntarily known as the FBI’s Washington Area Workplace to verify that his consumer want to flip himself in to regulation enforcement.
In court docket Wednesday, Burnham reportedly advised a decide that Rodean has “particular wants,” The Solar reported.
The FBI recognized Rodean as the person proven within the photographs contained in the Capitol by utilizing native media studies and a social media publish made by his former co-worker. Legislation enforcement additionally recognized Rodean by means of open-source databases, together with Maryland DMV driver’s license data, based on the legal grievance.
One other enterprise in Frederick, Glory Doughnuts & Diner, additionally helped authorities determine Rodean, who beforehand labored for them, The Frederick Information-Publish reported. In his official assertion of details filed in court docket, FBI Particular Agent James Daffer described how an unnamed native restaurant was listed on Rodean’s LinkedIn profile. The enterprise recognized Rodean as a former worker.