Federal grand jury indicts South Carolina man in storming of Capitol
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