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‘NCIS,’ ‘Shameless’ Actor Nolan Freeman Arrested For Allegedly Storming The Capitol On January 6

Yet another actor has been arrested on charges related to the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Nolan Freeman, who had bit parts on shows such as NCIS, The Rookie, Animal Kingdom, Days of Our Lives and Shameless, allegedly crawled through a broken window into the U.S. Capitol as the 2020 election was being certified inside. The FBI Statement of Fact in the case provides a surveillance camera still of what is says is Freeman, wearing a red hat and hoodie and a black jacket, at that very moment.

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Freeman allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6 (FBI)

Citing further Capitol CCTV footage photos from which were included in the document, the Statement of Fact alleges that Freeman was seen in the following areas of the building: the Upper House Door, the Memorial Door, the Crypt East, the East Stairs and the Main Door Hall. In all, authorities say Freeman was in the building at 26 minutes.

Freeman allegedly inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on January 6 (FBI)

The document states that an investigation indicated that American Airlines records show the Nevada-based Freeman had a ticket to Washington, D.C. for January 4, returning on January 8. Cell records indicate his mobile phone was inside the Capitol during the time alleged. The document also states that, in an interview with FBI agents in June of last year, Freeman confirmed his cell number before requesting to speak with a lawyer when asked if he was inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. He was reportedly arrested on March 19.

In June 2023 Bob’s Burgers voice actor Jay Johnston — who voiced Jimmy Pesto in dozens of episodes of the Fox animated series and also worked on Mr. Show with Bob and DavidBetter Call Saul and The Sarah Silverman Programwas arrested for or taking part in a “group assault,” according to other court documents, Johnston has been charged with obstruction of law enforcement performing their duties as well as misdemeanors of entering a restricted area and hampering the conduct of government business. Johnston had already been let go from the show.

In December Siaka Massaquoi, who then served as the First Vice-Chair of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County and who had appeared on Lethal Weapon, NCIS: Los Angeles and S.W.A.T. was arrested in connection with the attack. The arrest was based in part on cell phone footage that Massaquoi had taken of himself inside the Capitol on January 6.

Taylor pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding — a federal felony — and testified against at least one of his co-defendants, according to reports.

According to Department of Justice figures released earlier this month, more than 1,358 defendants have been charged in nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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