Oath Keepers Rode "Grand Theft" Golf Cart To Capitol Riot - 2021-04-02
Two more alleged Capitol rioters — who arrived at the scene on Jan. 6 in full battle gear after swerving around law enforcement vehicles in a golf cart — have been added to the Oath Keepers conspiracy case, according to a new indictment unsealed on Thursday.
Roberto Minuta, 36, of Prosper, Texas, and Joshua James, 33, of Arab, Alabama, were arrested and charged in March but indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, along with 10 others associated with the Oath Keepers who have already been charged in the conspiracy.
The new indictment also reveals that, in the hours before the Capitol was breached, Minuta, James, and another unidentified individual, known in the indictment as "Person Ten," had a series of phone calls with Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. Rhodes, who was in Washington, DC, on the day of the riot, did not enter the Capitol and has not been charged. (He recently said he expects he "may go to jail soon" for what he characterized as "made-up crimes.")