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Jack Wade Whitton Jr. biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Locust Grove, Georgia

Jack Wade Whitton Jr. (©FBI)

Jack Wade Whitton Jr. (©FBI)

Jack Wade Whitton Jr. is a white man from Georgia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Locust Grove, Henry County, Georgia. (a) (b)
  2. When he was young, he had a learning disability and was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (c)
  3. As a young boy, he wanted to be a bodybuilder. (c)
  4. He was 14 years old when his father got him his first bench press set. (c)
  5. In March 2010, he was introduced to CrossFit. He went on to become a CrossFit instructor. (a) (c)
  6. He is one of the sponsored athletes of Hurt Locker Apparel. (c)
  7. He is a fencing contractor. He was an incredible athlete who had a thriving fence company before Donald Trump became the 45th U.S. president, according to Thom Greenwood, a real estate agent from Stockbridge, Henry County who trained under him. (a) (b)
  8. He had a patriot heart, according to his former business partner Michael Adams of Henry County. (a)
  9. Wearing a cap, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s 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. During the riot, he repeatedly jabbed at a police line with a crutch. He also punched a police officer, grabbed him and dragged him into the crowd. (a)
  10. A warrant for his arrest was issued on March 16, 2021. (a)
  11. On April 1, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him in Georgia. He was 30 years old when he was arrested on April 1, 2021. (a) (d)
  12. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with civil disorder; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon and act of physical violence in the U.S. Capitol grounds or buildings. (d)
  13. His detention hearing was on April 2, 2021. (d)

 

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

SOURCES:

If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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