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Hunter Ehmke biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Glendora, California

Hunter Allen Kuhn Ehmke is from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Glendora, California. (a)
  2. On October 26, 2017, his great-grandmother Elizabeth “Jane” Stuart Asher Taylor died at the age of 102 at her family house in Glendora. (b)
  3. He is the grandson of Bob Kuhn, who served on the council in Glendora in the early 1990s. His grandfather described him as a “very shy” and “very friendly” person who “loves to play games and stuff like that.” (c)
  4. On January 6, 2021, he jumped onto a window ledge and smashed several panes out of a six-pane window that led to an office space inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (a)
  5. While the U.S. Capitol Police officers were in the process of placing him under arrest on January 6, 2021, the rioters became very aggressive and menacing towards the officers, who then decided  to release him and order him to leave the U.S. Capitol grounds. (a)
  6. He was 20 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a)
  7. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent James Soltes filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on January 11, 2021. (d)
  8. Just before 8:00 p.m. on January 13, 2021, he was eating dinner with his family at Kuhn’s house in Glendora when six FBI agents and two Glendora Police Department officers arrived and arrested him (c) He was charged in Washington, D.C. with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds and one count of destruction of government property. (e)
  9. On the evening of January 13, 2021, he was booked at the Glendora Police Department and released to the custody of federal agents. (f)
  10. On January 14, 2021, he made his initial appearance by video before Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. (a)
  11. On January 14, 2021, McDermott released him after his parents and grandfather signed a bail agreement for $45,000, which they will have to pay if he fails to appear for his arraignment. The judge also ordered him to wear an ankle monitor and to submit to a search of his home in Glendora for weapons. (c)
  12. He is represented by Adam Olin. (c)
  13. He will face arraignment in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2020. (c)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


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