Federal prosecutors have charged at least 250 people in connection with the Capitol riot, according to a CNN analysis of court records and Justice Department announcements.
These defendants come from 40 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNN analysis.
Unsurprisingly, there are more defendants from the nation’s largest states, such as Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. But when analyzed on a per capita basis, the states with the highest number of accused as a share of the population are Montana, the home state of Biden, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
There are 10 states that have no accused – mostly smaller states scattered across the country.
Ryan Ashlock of Westwood, Kansas, was the last to be charged. He faces charges of conspiracy, obstructing law enforcement during a civil unrest, obstructing Congress and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building.
The conspiracy charge is linked to a group of five other people, believed to be associated with the Proud Boys, whom investigators previously charged with conspiracy in connection with the Capitol Riot.
ASHLOCK approached the other subjects nearby, but also appeared to gesture and communicate with each other before entering the Capitol in an apparent effort to coordinate their efforts, before ASHLOCK finally separated from the other subjects. “, wrote the investigators in an affidavit.
Like the others accused by prosecutors in the plot, investigators say Ashlock wore orange tape on his clothing, in addition to “tactical-style gear, including a vest, goggles, knee pads and gloves.” .
They also identified him as an individual seen in a video pushing against a police barricade outside the Capitol and being pepper sprayed by police.
There is no information, according to the affidavit, that Ashlock visited the Capitol.
The FBI investigator who drafted the affidavit also said explicitly that it was still under investigation, saying there may be others who could be charged in this specific plot.