Local man charged in connection to Capitol riots

WILMINGTON, Clinton County — A Wilmington man is facing federal charges in connection to the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Justin Stoll, 40, was arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force this morning after he was accused of making interstate threats and threatening a witness, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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According to an affidavit filed in federal court, Stoll used the username “Th3RealHuckleberry” on the app Clapper and on YouTube to post videos related to his participation in the Capitol protests.

In one of the videos, prosecutors allege Stoll asks his viewers if he should wear a black United States flag shirt to D.C., stating, “Basically, if you are an enemy combatant, you will be shot on sight…I know this is the end-all flag…,” according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers.

Prosecutors also accused Stoll of posting videos of himself outside the Capitol with other protesters, where he’s accused of saying, “D.C.’s a war zone!...You ain’t got enough cops, baby! We are at war at the Capitol…. We have taken the Capitol. This is our country.”

Court records said Stoll received comments from concerned citizens when his videos were posted to YouTube. Stoll is accused of making threats to at least one of the people who commented saying they saved his video.

“You can play that for the D.A. in court, I don’t care. If you ever jeopardize me, from being with my family, you will absolutely meet your mother f------ maker, and I will be the one to arrange the meeting,” Stoll is accused of saying in a reply, according to prosecutors.

Interstate communication of a threat is a federal crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Tampering with a witness through intimidation carries a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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