Jul 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

5 members of the same Texas family arrested over Capitol riot

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Five members of the same Texas family were arrested Tuesday and accused of breaching the U.S. Capitol through a broken window during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Of note: The charges against Tom Munn, Kristi Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn and Kayli Munn from Borger are believed to be the first laid against a family unit in more than 500 arrests in connection with the Capitol riot, per the New York Times.

Images of a family alleged to be the Munns in the U.S. Capitol building
Images of a family alleged to be the Munns in the U.S. Capitol building. Photo: Department of Justice

State of play: The Munns have yet to enter pleas after each being charged with four federal crimes — including disorderly conduct inside the Capitol, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday afternoon.

  • A sixth family member, who investigators say is a minor who also entered the Capitol, has not been charged nor identified.

Details: Federal investigators highlighted a series social media posts allegedly by different members of the Munn family in the days leading up to and after the violence, including boasts of being "in capital!!"

  • A Facebook message prosecutors say Dunn Munn wrote said, "We stormed in....went in and out broken window!! ... They barricaded the door so they took out window...climbed in!!!"
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