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Joseph Howe biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Magnolia, Kentucky

Joseph Lee Howe is a white man from Kentucky, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Magnolia, LaRue County, Kentucky.
  2. Aside from Magnolia, he has lived in other parts of Kentucky including Elizabethtown and Falls of Rough.
  3. He previously lived in Van Horne, Benton County, Iowa, USA.
  4. He and his wife worked at the same company in Elizabethtown.
  5. Wearing a camouflage jacket, a dark blue hat with white writing, blue jeans, dark gloves, brown shoes and a black backpack, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA 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.
  6. On April 12, 2021, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent interviewed him. He confirmed that he traveled to Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 with several co-workers including Michael Sparks.
  7. On October 24, 2022, FBI agents interviewed him at his workplace in Elizabethtown. He acknowledged wearing tactical gear including goggles and a facemask and picking up a police hat at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. On the same day, FBI agents searched his home in Magnolia and seized the light brown camo jacket, Trump beanie, black backpack and camo colored plate carrier vest he wore during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
  8. An FBI agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya on October 26, 2022.
  9. On October 28, 2022, he was arrested in Elizabethtown. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with  assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers, interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding and destruction of government property and related misdemeanor offenses. 
  10. He was 40 years old when he was arrested on October 28, 2022.

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


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

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