Tim 'Baked Alaska' Gionet, the far-right activist spotted among Capitol insurrectionists, has been arrested
- Tim Gionet, the alt-right activist who goes by "
Baked Alaska, was arrested by the FBI on Saturday for his role in the Capitol riots, according to The Associated Press.
- Gionet was already facing criminal charges in
Arizonaafter police said he refused to leave a bar and pepper-sprayed an employee, the Arizona Republic reported.
- Leaving Arizona to go to DC and participate in the riots was in violation of his pretrial release conditions, a judge found.
- When Gionet didn't show up for a scheduled court hearing Thursday, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Tim Gionet, the alt-right activist who goes by "Baked Alaska, was arrested by the FBI on Saturday for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, according to The Associated Press.
Gionet was arrested by federal agents in Houston, according to a law enforcement official who could not speak about the arrest until a criminal complaint was released.
Tim Gionet used the blockchain service DLive to livestream himself inside the Capitol last week.
His mere presence in DC was a breach of the conditions of his pretrial release on a criminal case in his home state, the Arizona Republic first reported.
On Thursday, an Arizona judge has issued an arrest warrant for Gionet after he violated pretrial release conditions on a local case to go to Washington, DC, and storm the Capitol building.
Gionet was already charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass in Scottsdale City Court after police said he refused to leave a local bar and then pepper-sprayed an employee, the paper reported.
He was released from pretrial detention on the promise he wouldn't leave Arizona without a judge's permission.
Last week, after Gionet made headlines for his presence at the Capitol, a prosecutor filed a petition arguing that he violated his release conditions and a new bail amount should be set.
On Thursday, Gionet didn't appear at a scheduled court hearing on the matter and his attorney, Zach Thornley, was unable to reach his client on the phone, the Arizona Republic reported.
Judge James Blake issued the warrant for his arrest.
Gionet, whose full name is Anthime Joseph Gionet, is known for holding Neo-Nazi and white supremacist views, supporting Trump, and promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online.
The internet troll used to be libertarian who was against the war on drugs and supported Black Lives Matter, Oliver Darcy previously reported for Insider.
His YouTube channel was banned in October 2020 after he filmed himself harassing people during the COVID-19 pandemic.Expanded Coverage Module: capitol-siege-module
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