Jim Thorpe man charged in Capitol riot
A Jim Thorpe man has been charged in the riot at the Capitol after officials say he posted selfies on Facebook from inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Andrew Wrigley, 50, was arrested on Friday and charged Sunday in the Middle District of Pennsylvania with
knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds.
On Jan. 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office Intelligence Operations Center found screen shots of posts from the Facebook account belonging to Andrew Wrigley. Wrigley’s Facebook contained multiple photographs and videos posted to the page depicting Wrigley on the United States Capitol Grounds on Jan. 6.
Screenshots on Facebook included the following headings:
“At the protest in DC at the capitol building #stopthesteal” and “At the protest in DC. I went inside
the capitol building and got tear gassed.”
Court papers say Wrigley took a selfie, while he was located within the U.S. Capitol Building.
In a separate photo posted on Wrigley’s page from Jan. 6, 2021, there appears to be a photo of Andrew Wrigley without his face-obstructed holding a flag wearing a similar colored hat and jacket as depicted in the photograph in the bottom right corner of the left column of the screenshot on the Facebook page.
Photos on social media indicate Wrigley had been inCarbon County in the last two months. Previous posts show photos from Jenkintown.