A Michigan man allegedly sprayed authorities with pepper during the January 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol also wrote on Facebook that his life "has not been the same" since he was accused on Wednesday of assaulting police with a dangerous weapon and other charges.
Tim Levon Boughner, 41, is in custody in Lapeer County, Michigan, north of Detroit, the U.S. Attorney General's Office said in Washington D.C.
Boughner faces a number of other charges, including violence in a confined building, loose conduct, and social unrest, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Regional Court. Washington D.C.
Photo: Tim Boughner
Tim Boughner attends the Stop the Steal conference in Washington, DC, in Jan. 6, 2021..FBI
After last year's presidential election, Boughner allegedly asserted on Facebook that then-President Donald Trump had not been defeated and "war" was coming, according to a statement of facts filed in state court.
"The USA will be responsible for all the evil in the world," he wrote. "They tried to use the flu and stole our country."
On January 6, he traveled to Washington with his nephew and his wife, documents say.
Investigators have reviewed social media videos filmed by a police camera wearing a Boughner pepper spray, according to the paper.
In a Facebook post of the day, Boughner allegedly said: "That was out of control. We got to the parliament building until the national security guard started fighting."
That same day, he used a swear word to describe his actions to the police, according to the papers.
More than a month later, Boughner reportedly wrote that his life "has not been the same from today." He added: "I still do not know how I ended up on the steps of the capital fighting with the police."
It was unclear if Boughner had a lawyer. Court records were not listed in one list. That same day, he used a swear word to describe his actions to the police, according to the papers.
About 700 people are charged with various crimes on January 6, according to the U.S. Attorney General's Office in Washington D.C. Last month, more than 100 people pleaded guilty, mostly to the police.