LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There is no evidence a man arrested in Las Vegas and charged for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot voted in the November 2020 presidential election, an I-Team investigation revealed.
The FBI arrested Ronald “Ronnie” Sandlin and Nathaniel “Nathan” DeGrave on Jan. 29 outside of DeGrave’s apartment near the Las Vegas Strip. The FBI had surveilled DeGrave’s apartment and noticed Sandlin’s truck parked outside, documents filed in January said.
Sandlin was seen on video smoking weed inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is heard on the video saying, “People are smoking weed in here. Thank you patriot. We made history in here,” according to court documents.
DeGrave voted in the election, Clark County officials confirmed earlier this month. But no community where Sandlin is known to have resided, including Las Vegas, can find a record of him voting this past presidential cycle, the I-Team found.
Sandlin had written on social media in January that he had planned to drive to Washington from Memphis, Tennessee, for former President Donald Trump’s rally, court documents said.
“Who is going to Washington D.C. on the 6th of January?” a post provided to authorities 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.” According to court documents, a post from Sandlin said he, DeGrave and a third man were asking for money for the trip through a GoFundMe page.
Investigators wrote Sandlin lived in the Memphis area, and a court-appointed lawyer