Georgia Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement during Jan. 6 Capitol Breach
Defendant Struck and Kicked Police while Armed with Mace and Boot Knife
Today, a Georgia man was arrested for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Kevin Douglas Creek, 46, of Alpharetta, is charged with federal offenses that include assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; physical violence on Capitol grounds; and obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, among other charges. Creek will make his initial court appearance in the Northern District of Georgia on June 9.
According to court documents, Creek was captured on body worn camera (BWC) footage assaulting multiple law enforcement officers. As depicted in the footage, shortly before 2:30 p.m., Creek struck an officer and kicked another a minute later. Both officers were uniformed and carrying out official duties. According to court documents, Creek travelled to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5, carried mace and a boot knife at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and travelled home on Jan. 7.
The 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 Georgia.
The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office who identified Creek as #296 in their seeking information photos, as well as the Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police, with significant assistance provided by the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office.
In the 150 days since Jan. 6, approximately 465 individuals have been arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, including over 130 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.
The charges contained in any criminal complaint or indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.