FBI arrests Alabama garage owner in Capitol insurrection

FBI arrests Alabama garage owner in Capitol insurrection
Alabama resident Russell Alford was arrested by the FBI and charged with taking part in the January 6 U.S. Capitol riots. (Source: WVTM)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama garage owner has been arrested on charges of entering the U.S. Capitol during the riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Court records show 60-year-old Russell Dean Alford of Hokes Bluff was freed on $5,500 bond after an initial court appearance on Monday.

He was charged with entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct an unlawfully demonstrating inside the Capitol.

Records show Alford was arrested after showing FBI agents photos and video he took while inside the building.

A public defender who was appointed to represent Alford declined comment.

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