BIRDSBORO PA – A 37-year-old Birdsboro man, Anthony Nolf, has been arrested and is facing felony and misdemeanor charges for what the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia alleges were “his actions” during the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol. Also separately arrested and charged was a Delaware woman.
Nolf, taken into custody Wednesday (April 5, 2023) is charged in a criminal complaint “with civil disorder, a felony, as well as the misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds,” according to the office. He appeared the same day in court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Heather Kepley, 36, of Millsboro DE, also was named in the complaint. She is charged with “misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.”
Court documents claim Nolf and Kepley entered the Capitol grounds Jan. 6 and approached its west front near the inaugural stage. Once there, they state, the pair “assisted other rioters in moving bike racks from an area near the scaffolding that were impeding the rioters’ approach to the Capitol building.”
Kepley and Nolf later “made their way” to the Capitol’s lower west terrace and the tunnel, the complaint alleges, and “joined other rioters in attempting to force their way past the law enforcement officers responsible for securing the tunnel.”
This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. The investigation was conducted by FBI field offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, it added.
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