I-Team: 2nd man arrested in Las Vegas for Capitol riot raised money for trip online, smoked joint in building, documents say – KLAS – 8 News Now

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Investigators arrested a man accused of entering the U.S. Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6 outside of another suspect’s Las Vegas apartment on Thursday, documents obtained by the I-Team said.

Ronald “Ronnie” Sandlin was taken into custody outside of Nathaniel “Nathan” DeGrave’s apartment in Las Vegas, court documents said. DeGrave and Sandlin both are believed to have breached the Capitol. The FBI had surveilled DeGrave’s apartment and noticed Sandlin’s truck parked outside, documents said.


I-Team: Las Vegas man accused of taking part in Capitol riot called President Trump his ‘idol’

Sandlin had written on social media he had planned to drive to Washington from Memphis, Tennessee, court documents said. His residence could not be confirmed Friday, but investigators wrote in court documents he lived in the Memphis area.

Investigators say Ronald “Ronnie” Sandlin was seen on video smoking marijuana inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (KLAS)

“Who is going to Washington D.C. on the 6th of January?” a post provided to authorities in court documents said. “I’m going to be there to show support for our president and to do my part to stop the steal and stand behind Trump when he decides to cross the rubicon. If you are a patriot I believe it’s your duty to be there.”

#BREAKING: FBI confirms Nathan DeGrave, Ronald Sandlin were both taken into custody in Las Vegas on Thursday for their alleged roles in Capitol riot. #8NN

— David Charns (@davidcharns) January 29, 2021

According to court documents, a post from Sandlin said he, DeGrave and a third man were asking for money through a GoFundMe page.

A surveillance photo provided in court documents shows Sandlin in orange and DeGrave in tactical gear, court documents say. (KLAS)

Court documents said Sandlin

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