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Federal grand jury indicts South Carolina man in storming of Capitol

Nicholas Languerand is accused of participating in the deadly Capitol riots that took place on...
Nicholas Languerand is accused of participating in the deadly Capitol riots that took place on Jan. 6. (Source: JRLDC/FBI)(WRDW)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 7:40 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON (WMBF) – A federal grand jury indicted a Little River man who is accused of taking part in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.

Nicholas Languerand was arrested by the FBI in April at a home in Little River, S.C., after a tip led them to an Instagram post that investigators said showed him at the riot.

A criminal complaint also showed someone matching his description throwing objects at police officers, as well as holding a police shield and hitting the ground.

Documents show a grand jury found there was enough evidence to formally charge him with seven counts including assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers using a dangerous weapon, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.

Evidence alleges Languerand “threw a variety of objects,” including a traffic barrier, at officers on Jan. 6.

Languerand was transferred to a detention center in Washington, D.C.. where the charges originated.

According to court documents, a judge ordered him to remain in jail for several reasons including the fact that weight of evidence against him his is strong. The motion also notes a history of violence, use of weapons as well as alleged alcohol and substance abuse by Languerand.

The Associated Press contributed to this report