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Another North Texan Arrested For Involvement In U.S. Capitol Mob

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.
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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.

A North Texas man has been arrested for alleged crimes in connection with his participation in this month’s riots at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI announced Monday.

Guy Reffitt of Wylie has been charged with unlawful entry and obstruction of justice. He’s at least the fourth North Texan to face charges related to the attack.

In an affidavit, an FBI agent said Reffitt was part of the large crowd that gathered outside the Capitol.

The agent said Reffitt is seen in a video standing on the Capitol steps, wearing a blue jacket over what appears to be a tactical-style vest. Reffitt is also seen wearing a black helmet and a Go-Pro-style camera.

The affidavit notes that Reffitt was standing at or past the police line at the Capitol and had been sprayed with a chemical irritant.

FBI agents searched Reffitt’s home and spoke to his family. An adult son told the FBI that Reffitt had threatened him and his sister.

According to the affidavit, Reffitt told his children: “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors…traitors get shot.”

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StellaChávezisKERA’seducation reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years atThe Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35. The award-winning entry was “Yolanda’s Crossing,” a seven-partDMN series she co-wrote that reconstructs the 5,000-mile journey of a young Mexican sexual-abuse victim from a smallOaxacanvillage to Dallas. For the last two years, she worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,where she was part of the agency’s outreach efforts on the Affordable Care Act and ran the regional office’s social media efforts.