What We Know About the 158 Capitol Arrests

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As hordes of rioters broke into the Capitol building on January 6, federal prosecutors have been left with the enormous task of finding and charging those responsible.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin has said the scope and scale of the investigation is unprecedented in the FBI and DOJ’s history.

So far, 158 people have been charged and over 400 investigations have been opened. What follows is a synopsis of what we know so far.

Where did the rioters come from?

There were 37 different states represented, but the majority came from Texas and Florida, with 15 Texans and 12 Floridians charged. Other states were home to several — New York, with 10 arrested, and New Jersey, with 9 arrested. California, Pennsylvania and Virginia had 7 arrests each.

How many served in the military?

At least 7 were veterans, and 2 were active military.

How many were in law enforcement?

At least 4 were actively employed as law enforcement officers. All have since left their jobs.

How many were affiliated with extremists?

At least 19 were connected to extremist groups, such as Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Texas Freedom Force, and QAnon.

How many were women?

At least 18 have been arrested.

How old were the rioters?

Among the 32 arrested whose ages were known, the average age was 40. The youngest was a 20-year-old Maryland man who beat a police officer with a bat, and the oldest was a 65-year-old suspected member of the Oath Keepers.

What are the charges?

Sherwin said that “almost all” of the cases federal prosecutors have charged involved “significant federal felonies” with potential sentences ranging from five to 20 years. 

  • 74 with violent entry and disorderly conduct — to serve no more than 6 months or up to 5 years if paired with a weapons charge
  • 15 for assaulting an officer — to serve 1-20 years depending on circumstances. More people are expected to be charged once body cameras have been reviewed.
  • 6 or more with felony theft of public property — up to 10 years if convicted

How many have been released?

At least 39 have posted bail or agreed to supervised release.

How much evidence is there?

Federal officials have issued more than 500 grand jury subpoenas and search warrants from 200,000 digital media tips.

What’s next?

Sherwin said Tuesday that the swift rate of arrests will soon begin to plateau as prosecutors move away from charging the easily identifiable “internet stars” who appeared in photos and on social media and begin to build more complicated conspiracy cases related to militia groups’ coordination during the attack.

This report was compiled by CBS News.