Five members of a Texas family who traveled to D.C. on Jan. 6 and stormed the U.S. Capitol — even bringing a minor child inside the building — were arrested this Tuesday and individually slapped with four federal charges, ABC News reports.
Kristi Munn, Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn, and Kayli Munn were described by prosecutors as a “nuclear family” from Borger, Texas. According to court documents, they also brought an unidentified minor child into the Capitol building with them. The child has not been charged.
The Munn family is the largest single family unit out of the more than 530 arrests made so far of participants in the Capitol riot.
From ABC News:
FBI officials say they first received a tip that Kristi Munn participated in the Capitol riot just three days after the insurrection, from a tipster who captured screenshots of Munn’s Facebook and Snapchat accounts. Investigators then combed through public Facebook posts from Munn’s family members to track their journey from Texas to D.C. as they amplified calls for a march on Congress on Jan. 6.
“We made it to our hotel just outside D.C.,” Tom Munn allegedly wrote in one social media post on Jan. 5. “1,600 miles in 24 hrs!”
“The only damage to the capital building was several windows and sets of doors,” Tom Munn wrote on Facebook after the riot. “Nothing inside the capital was damaged. I can tell you, patriots NEVER made it to the chamber. There was no violence in the capital building, the crowd was NOT out of control … they were ANGRY!!!”
Aside from evidence collected from the family’s own social media postings, investigators interviewed three people familiar with the family, including two local high school employees who say they taught “multiple Munn children” and an employee at a college who had taught two of the Munn children.
None of the family has entered a plea in their cases.