Montana Brothers Who Accosted Lone Black Cop During Capitol Riots Are Charged - 2021-01-29
Two Montana brothers accused of being among the first 10 people to storm the U.S. Capitol—before chasing a lone Black cop through the building and wreaking havoc inside the Senate chamber—have been charged.
Joshua Calvin Hughes and his brother Jerod Wade Hughes have been charged with a slew of offenses, including obstruction of an official proceeding, destruction of property, and entering the Capitol without authorization. The brothers are among more than 150 rioters who have been charged for the Jan. 6 insurrection, including several members of far-right organizations and former law enforcement officials.
Prosecutors allege the brothers were among the initial mob who broke into the building via a window and advanced toward the Senate chamber. The pair confronted Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who was alone trying to protect the Senate chamber and was caught on video heroically shoving one of the rioters and diverting the mob. Goodman ended up being chased through the hallways of the building and up the stairs.