A local Gardner man, Ryan Keith Ashlock, was taken into custody Feb. 22 by FBI agents in connection with an arrest warrant issued by the United States Court District of Columbia.
Last week, three area men were also arrested on federal charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. William Norman Chrestman and Christopher Charles Kuehne of Olathe, and Louis Enrique Colon of Blue Springs, Mo. were arrested by FBI special agents and members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Ashlock faces conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, obstruction of justice/Congress, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority charges.