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William McCall Calhoun Jr. biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Americus, Georgia

William Mccall Calhoun Jr.

William Mccall Calhoun Jr.

William McCall Calhoun Jr. is a white man from Georgia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Americus, Georgia. (a)
  2. He is a lawyer. He practices practices criminal and insurance law. (a) (b)
  3. On November 12, 2020, a tipster called the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Threat Operation Center to report that he was making threats on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Parler. The tipster said he was encouraging people to storm Washington, D.C., USA and peacefully protest while openly carrying firearms. (a)
  4. On December 29, 2020, he wrote on Parler, “Being physically present in Washington on January 6 is of key importance. We the people have no other realistic option to communicate our unwavering intent to demand fair elections now and forever – or else. I’ll see you there!”
  5. On January 5, 2021, he wrote on Parler, “Headed to D.C. to give the GOP some back bone – to let them know this is their last chance to Stop The Steal – or they are going to have bigger problems than these coddled Antifa burning down their safe spaces. DC announced it is ‘banning guns’ when we storm the Capitol tomorrow. Very illegal. Whether the police can enforce their gun laws depends on how many armed Patriots show up. Ironically, in the long list of firearms and weapons banned by the DC ordinance, tomahawks are not mentioned, meaning there is no prohibition against carrying a tomahawk as long as it is not used offensively! The tomahawk revolution – real 1776.” (a)
  6. He went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. 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. After the riot, he wrote on Facebook, “Today the American People proved that we have the power. We physically took control of the Capitol Building in a hand to hand hostile takeover. We occupied the Capitol and shut down the Government – we shut down their stolen election shenanigans.” (a)
  7. He claimed to be one of the first rioters who kicked in Nancy Pelosi‘s office door in the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. (b)
  8. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui signed on January 12, 2021. (a)
  9. On January 15, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his home in Americus. Several weapons and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition were found in his house. (b)
  10. At around 4:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021, he appeared in court in Macon, Georgia. (c)
  11. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with entering restricted building or grounds, violent entry or disorderly conduct and tampering with a witness, victim or an informant. (b)
  12. On January 21, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles H. Weigle found probable cause for the charges against him for his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (b)
  13. Weigle also denied him release on January 21, 2021 and ordered him to continue in detention until a possible indictment. (b)

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

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