/  01.14.2021

A Georgia man who was arrested for participating in last week’s insurrection has died by suicide, 11Alive reports. According to the outlet, 53-year-old investment manager Christopher Stanton Georgia was found dead in his Alpharetta home with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Georgia’s death is currently under investigation by the Alpharetta Police Department. Officers removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from his home and described his family members as “extremely distressed” in a police report.

Documents from the Superior Court of D.C. show that Georgia was charged with attempting to “enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police.” 

According to the documents, Georgia was stopped by Capitol Police around 7:15 pm on the night of the riots, which was in violation of the city-wide 6 pm curfew. Officers reportedly gave Georgia and the group he was with several warnings to go home. When they refused, Georgia and the others were arrested.

Several other rioters from Georgia have also been arrested in the week following Trump supporters’ attack on the Capitol. Rioters Cleveland Meredith, Grant McHoyt Moore and Eric Munchel, who is known on social media for having brought zip-ties into the Capitol, were previously arrested.

Over 82 people have been arrested and at least 55 have been charged since the Jan. 6 insurrection. The FBI and local law enforcement are still searching for hundreds more, including 25 rioters who are wanted on domestic terrorism charges.

Last week, a Republican West Virginia lawmaker was arrested for his involvement in the riots. Del. Derrick Evans filmed himself and others breaching the Capitol, yelling, “We’re in! Keep it moving, baby!”

Prior to his arrest, Evans claimed that he was only in D.C. as a “member of the media to film history.” He has yet to resign from the West Virginia House of Delegates despite multiple calls, and even an online petition, for him to do so.


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