Baker County man charged on January 6 by storming US Capitol | State news
THOMASVILLE – A 58-year-old Baker County man remains in custody after being charged with the assault while US Senators are making impeachment arguments against former President Donald Trump for inciting a January 6 riot in the US Capitol.
Michael Shane Daughtry is federally charged with entering a restricted building or compound, an offense. He is among the indicted in a criminal complaint and arrest warrant filed in the District of Columbia in January in connection with violence in the U.S. Capitol.
At a preliminary hearing and a hearing in the US District Court in Macon, Daughtry was released under conditions that included internet restrictions. His firearms are held by US marshals.
A joint congressional meeting was held at the Capitol on January 6 to confirm the electoral college’s vote in the 2020 presidential election.
During the joint meeting, chaired by then Vice President Mike Pence, a large crowd gathered outside the Capitol. The Capitol Police attempted to keep the crowd out of the building, and proceedings are underway inside. Some people huddled over barricades and advanced toward the Capitol.
The investigation into Daughtry began on Jan. 7, when an officer from the Pelham Police Department provided the FBI with screenshots of Daughtry’s social media posts indicating, according to the recently filed affidavit and warrant affidavit, that the “Storming” the Capitol by an FBI agent.
The document states that Daughtry posted on social media on Jan. 4 that he intended to travel to Washington on Jan. 6. Another social media post from Daughtry said he participated in the violation of the Capitol.
This caused a Pelham police officer to call Daughtry and record the conversation according to the affidavit. During the conversation, Daughtry explained that he was at the Capitol that day and that he would be one of the first to push past the barricades around the perimeter. During the call, he admitted that he went “to the Capitol door” but “had to stand back” when police officers shot him with rubber bullets.
“We’re the one who tore the fence up there,” said Daughtry. “We were the first over the fence. Everyone followed us. “
According to a sworn affidavit, Daughtry runs a business known as Crazy Coon’s Armory from his Baker County residence.
The document states that Daughtry posted an “obvious ad” on Nov. 2, 2020 that read, “Anyone who needs an AR15 and some extra ammo before the election has a few left in store … it could be yours last chance if the election doesn’t go right tomorrow! Let me know if you’re interested? “
The affidavit states that Daughtry posted photos of the Capitol on the day the building was stormed and the day after.
The FBI agent’s affidavit stated that there is likely reason to believe that Daughtry has broken a U.S. law that makes it a crime to enter a restricted building without authority, interfere with official government functions, or to disrupt or participate in an act of physical violence against a person or property in a restricted building or property.
William McCall Calhoun, 57, an American and suspect of the January 6 event, remains in custody. He is accused of entering, forcibly entering, or behaving in a restricted building or premises and manipulating a witness, victim or informant.
According to the US law firm in Macon, Calhoun fled America and traveled to Macon to stay at his sister’s home, where he was taken into custody on Jan. 15.
You can reach senior reporter Patti Dozier at (229) 226-2400, extension 1820