A former Tennessee deputy sheriff who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while wearing his sheriff’s vest is now behind bars, CNN reports.
Ronald McAbee, 27, was arrested on Tuesday after a person who recognized him from police body cam footage on the FBI’s “most wanted” website tipped off authorities. In the footage, McAbee reportedly can be seen grabbing a police officer and dragging him into the mb of rioting Trump supporters. As CNN points out, he was still employed as a deputy sheriff at the time of the Capitol riot. McAbee’s sheriff’s vest also sported a patch for the right-wing militia group Three Percenters.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office told CNN that McAbee, who worked there from November 2020 until March, was no longer employed, although they wouldn’t explain whether his departure was connected to his charges.
McAbee is charged with assaulting an officer and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds. He has not yet entered a plea.