Peter Francis Stager biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Conway, Arkansas

Peter Francis Stager

Peter Francis Stager

Peter Francis Stager is a white man from Arkansas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Conway, Arkansas. (a)
  2. On January 6, 2021, he was caught on camera using a flagpole with a U.S. flag affixed to it to beat a Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer, identified only as B.M., on the stairs of 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. He was the building. (b)
  3. He was 41 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a)
  4. He was interviewed during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He said, “Everybody in there is a treasonous traitor. Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building.” (b)
  5. He claimed that he thought the person he was striking on the ground with the flagpole on January 6, 2021 was an antifa activist and he did not know he was a cop. However, the victim was wearing his uniform at the time and the words “METROPOLITAN POLICE” across his back were clear. (b)
  6. After videos of himself during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 went viral, two informants contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (b)
  7. He turned himself into a local law firm, which informed the police, according to FBI special agent William Kennedy. (c) 
  8. The FBI found records from the Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles and Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration that helped identify him. (c)
  9. FBI special agent Jason T. Coe filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 14, 2021. (b)
  10. He was arrested on January 14, 2021 at his home in Conway and was charged with obstructing, impeding, or interfering with a law enforcement officer lawfully engaged in the performance of his duties during the commission of a civil disorder. (a)
  11. He was 41 years old when he was arrested on January 14, 2021. (a)
  12. He was booked into the Pulaski County Detention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. (c)
  13. He will have his first court appearance on January 15, 2021. (c)

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



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