Huber Heights man faces charges in connection to Capitol riots

HUBER HEIGHTS — A Miami Valley man has been arrested and is facing federal charges in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Timothy Allen Hart, of Huber Heights, was arrested Wednesday after tips were provided to the FBI about Hart’s participation in the Capitol Hill riots, according to the criminal complaint document filed Tuesday by U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia.

Hart is accused of posting five videos on YouTube, four of which were posted on Jan. 6. Videos posted on the day of the riots were a video of the rally for President Donald Trump; a video taken while walking to the Capitol; and two videos that “appear to be recorded from the top of a scaffolding showing the protestors pushing past Capitol Police.”

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Additionally, Hart posted a video on Jan. 4 with the caption “Headed to DC from Dayton Ohio to support President Trump because the election was tainted.”

Hart was also allegedly shown in a publicly available video on YouTube. The video, posted by Buggs Media Network on Jan. 11, “appears to capture Hart, along with many other individuals, engaging in disruptive or disorderly conduct by knocking down well-marked barriers manned by uniformed officers,” the criminal complain states.

The video allegedly shows Hart “pushing the barricade and eventually going around it towards the Capitol.”

Hart faces the following federal charges:

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority
  • Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder
  • Obstruction of Justice/Congress