ALBANY – One posted a video of himself with his feet propped up on a U.S. Senator’s desk. One wrote “THIS IS ME” on an Instagram photo of rioters attacking Capitol police officers.
Two New York men, Brandon Fellows and Edward Jacob Lang, were arrested this weekend on charges of the Violet January 6 riot led by supporters of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Capitol.
The 26-year-old Fellow was arrested Saturday night by agents from the FBI office in Albany, a bureau spokesman said.
Fellows, a former grocer who said he lived in a converted school bus, posted a video on Snapchat of his feet propped up on a table in the office of Senator Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat. “This one is going to burden me,” Fellows told a Bloomberg News reporter.
Lang, 25, was arrested by FBI agents at his home in New York’s Hudson Valley on Saturday after posting photos and videos of himself outside the Capitol, prosecutors said in court records.
A screenshot from Lang’s Instagram account shows rioters trying to violently violate the Capitol with the caption “THIS IS ME”, according to prosecutors.
“I was the leader of freedom today. Arrest me You’re on the wrong side of the story, “Lang said of a video he posted. In another video from the riot scene, Lang brandished a baseball bat at police officers and at least hit their shields, prosecutors said.