January 6

Proud Boy tried to derail FBI’s Jan 6 investigation by threatening agent — he was arrested anyway

A Florida Proud Boy who allegedly pepper-sprayed police on Jan. 6 during the Capitol riot has been arrested and charged, NBC News reports.

Authorities say Barry Bennett Ramey made a menacing phone call to the FBI special agent investigating his role in the riot earlier this month and read aloud the agent’s home address. He then texted the agent the agent’s former car’s VIN number.

Ramey is facing charges of assault on federal law enforcement officers with a deadly or dangerous weapon; obstructing law enforcement; entering or remaining on restricted grounds with intent to impede; knowingly engaging in an act of physical violence while using or carrying and deadly or dangerous weapon; and an act of physical violence on Capitol grounds.

The FBI affidavit says Ramey “was listed on a master list of Proud Boys members in Southern Florida.”

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