Election 2020

Fugitive Proud Boy Caught and is Facing 20 Years for Assaulting Cops During Capitol Riots

A Florida man with links to the Proud Boys was arrested Thursday on charges that he allegedly pepper-sprayed police during the deadly Capitol attempted siege and made a threatening phone call to an FBI agent two weeks ago, Courthouse News Service reports.

Barry Ramey, 38, is accused of joining a mob on Jan. 6, 2021, that surged forward into officers who were trying to prevent them from breaching the Capitol building while Congress was certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election win.

Barry Bennett Ramey during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Photo: FBI

Ramey, of Plantation, Florida, allegedly sprayed the eyes of two officers with an orange substance consistent with pepper spray. This “caused them to become disoriented and have their vision impaired,” noted the Justice Department in a press release.

The FBI affidavit also said Ramey made a threatening call on April 8 to a special agent who was investigating Ramey for his role in the riot.

“Is this Mr. Nougaret? And you still live at [your affiant’s home address?],” the caller asked.

The FBI believes Ramey is the caller.

The agent asked who the caller was, but the person hung up abruptly. Then the agent received a text message  — from the same number as the unknown caller — with a VIN number from a car that the agent had once owned.

“Check that VIN number. ;)” the caller texted.

The agent believes Ramey obtained his number off of a business card he left with a “close associate” of Ramey’s when agents attempted to conduct an interview on February 11, 2022.

Many Proud Boys attended the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The affidavit lists a number of confidential sources corroborating the information and also states Ramey is recorded on a “master list” of Proud Boys members in Southern Florida.

Ramey has been charged with assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon; obstructing or impeding or interfering with an officer; carrying out an act of physical violence in the Capitol building or grounds; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon and entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds with intent to disrupt. Ramey faces 20 years

What a guy!

It sounds like Ramey attempted to poke the bear and found out what happens when you do that. He’s got plenty of company. Some 800 people have been arrested during the 15 months following the attempted insurrection.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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