New York Man Found Guilty of Felony Obstruction and Other Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
WASHINGTON — A Florida man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, including assaulting multiple law enforcement officers, related to his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Marcus Clint Martin, 32, of Blountstown, Florida, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with felony offenses of civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. In addition to the felonies, Martin is charged with misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds.
Martin was arrested today in Panama City, Florida, and is expected to make his initial appearance in the Northern District of Florida.
According to court documents, Martin was identified in multiple open-source videos and images as present among the crowd of rioters on Jan. 6, 2021. In one image posted to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Be-On-the-Look-Out slides, Martin is seen atop a scaffolding erected for the inauguration. In another video, Martin is seen removing metal barricades in front of the U.S. Capitol building near the inauguration stands. Martin is then seen chanting, “Who’s house?! Our house” while beating on his chest.
Court documents say that sometime after 1:00 pm, on the west front of the Capitol, Martin is seen on open-source video fighting multiple law enforcement officers. The video depicts Martin rendering aid to an injured rioter, then preventing law enforcement officers from attempting to assist the rioter. The video shows Martin shoving one unidentified United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer away from the injured individual and using his shoulder to push away another.
After this incident, a USCP officer is pushed over by the crowd of rioters, and Martin is seen joining a pile of others on top of the downed officer. Martin is again seen using his shoulder to shove USCP officers attempting to assist the downed officer and pushing another unidentified USCP officer. Martin is also later seen attempting to grab a metal barricade in front of a line of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers on the west front.
This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Tampa and Washington Field Offices. Valuable assistance was provided by the FBI’s Jacksonville Field Office, U.S. Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department.
In the 30 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,069 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including more than 350 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.
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A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.