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2 people from Western Pennsylvania charged in connection with Capitol riot – WTAE Pittsburgh


TONIGHT. BRITTANY WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT THESE MEN? BRITTANY: INVESTIGATORS SAY TIP LEAD THEM TO THE MAN IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY AND MERCER COUNTY. TONIGHT THEY RELEASED PICTUR OF 27-YEAR-OLD JORDEN MINK OF OAKDALE ALLEGHENY COUNTY. SHOWING HIM SMASHING OUT A WINDOW AT THE CAPITOL BUILDING DURING THE RIOTS ON JANUARY 6. AND CHARGING HIM WITH A SLEW OF OFFENSES. IN THE AFFIDAVIT AGAINST MINK INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY GOT A TIP ABOUT HIM ON JANUARY 15. TATTOOS ON HIS NECK AND FINGERS CONSISTENT WITH THE MAN IN THE PHOTO. AND A WITNESS CLAIMS MINK TOLD THEM ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT THEY ALSO SAY VIDEO SHOWS HIM ENTERING THE BUILDING AND TAKING CHAIRS, AND ALSO TRYING TO SMASH A SECOND WINDO A SECOND MAN, MATTHEW PERNA FROM SHARON, MERCER COUNTY WAS AL CHARGED WITH ENTERING THE BUILDING AND DISORDERLY CONDUC THE FBI USING THIS SCREEN SHOT TO HELP IDENTIFY HIM COURT DOCUMENTS CLAIM PERNA ADMITTED TO INVESTIGATORS JANUARY 14 THAT HE WENT INSIDE THE CAPITOL. CLAIMING HE WAS PUSHED BY THE CROWD. AND LATER ADMITTING HE USED A METAL POLE AGAINST A WINDOW. TODAY U.S. ATTORNEY SCOTT BRAD RELEASING THIS STATEMENT ABOUT THE ARRESTS SAYING, WE WIL ENSURE THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS SAFE FROM THOSE WHO INCITE OR COMMIT FURTHER VIOLENT ACT SUCH CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WILL BE MET WITH SWIFT JUSTICE. BOTH MEN HAD THEIR INITIAL COURT APPEARANCE THIS AFTERNOON. MINK IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR FOR A PRELIMINARY HEARING ON THUR

2 people from Western Pennsylvania charged in connection with Capitol riot

Updated: 11:09 PM EST Jan 19, 2021

Two men from Western Pennsylvania have been arrested on "charges relating to criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6," federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said Tuesday. Jorden Mink, 27, of Oakdale, and Matthew Perna, of Sharon, were scheduled for initial appearances by video Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady's office said.The U.S. Attorney's Office said Mink is charged with:Unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds while using or carrying a deadly or dangerous weaponUnlawful injury to property on Capitol grounds.Violent entry, disorderly conduct, physical violence on Capitol groundsDestruction of government property valued at over $1,000Theft of government propertyAiding and abettingThe U.S. Attorney's Office said Perna is charged with:Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authorityDisorderly conduct on Capitol groundsInvestigators said a tip to the FBI Pittsburgh Division led them to Mink in Oakdale and tattoos helped to positively identify him. The criminal complaint for Mink said the FBI compared known images of Mink to images and publicly posted videos that showed a man matching his description using a baseball bat to shatter a window at the Capitol. A witness also claimed Mink told them about his involvement in the riot. Investigators also said video shows Mink entering the Capitol, taking chairs and also trying to smash a second window. Below are photos from Minks criminal complaint that the FBI says show a man matching Minks description using a baseball bat to shatter a window at the Capitol.According to the criminal complaint for Matthew Perna from Sharon, Mercer County, investigators used a screenshot to help identify him. Court documents claim Perna admitted to investigators on Jan. 14 that he went inside the Capitol, claiming he was pushed by a crowd that had gathered behind him. Court documents say he later admitted that he at one point became frustrated, and, using a metal pole, tapped on a window of the Capitol building. U.S. Attorney Scott Brady released a statement about the arrests Tuesday saying, We will ensure that our community is safe from those who incite or commit further violent acts. Such criminal activity will be met with swift justice.Both men had their initial court appearances on Tuesday afternoon. Mink is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Two men from Western Pennsylvania have been arrested on "charges relating to criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6," federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said Tuesday.

Jorden Mink, 27, of Oakdale, and Matthew Perna, of Sharon, were scheduled for initial appearances by video Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady's office said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Mink is charged with:

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Perna is charged with:

Investigators said a tip to the FBI Pittsburgh Division led them to Mink in Oakdale and tattoos helped to positively identify him.

The criminal complaint for Mink said the FBI compared known images of Mink to images and publicly posted videos that showed a man matching his description using a baseball bat to shatter a window at the Capitol.

A witness also claimed Mink told them about his involvement in the riot.

Investigators also said video shows Mink entering the Capitol, taking chairs and also trying to smash a second window.

Below are photos from Minks criminal complaint that the FBI says show a man matching Minks description using a baseball bat to shatter a window at the Capitol.

According to the criminal complaint for Matthew Perna from Sharon, Mercer County, investigators used a screenshot to help identify him.

Court documents claim Perna admitted to investigators on Jan. 14 that he went inside the Capitol, claiming he was pushed by a crowd that had gathered behind him.

Court documents say he later admitted that he at one point became frustrated, and, using a metal pole, tapped on a window of the Capitol building.

U.S. Attorney Scott Brady released a statement about the arrests Tuesday saying, We will ensure that our community is safe from those who incite or commit further violent acts. Such criminal activity will be met with swift justice.

Both men had their initial court appearances on Tuesday afternoon. Mink is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

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