Arlington man arrested for allegedly assaulting officer during Jan. 6 riot
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jason Ferris of Arlington is facing felony charges in connection to his actions in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021, including allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Farris was arrested Wednesday in Texas and charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers; obstructing, impeding, or interfering with officers during a civil disorder; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; and physical violence in a restricted building or grounds.
Court documents say Farris confronted police officers at the Lower West Plaza of the Capitol building, where bicycle racks had been set up.
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Farris allegedly yelled at police: "I bet your family is proud of you, f***ing f***** a**. You ain’t s***. Ain’t none of you s***."
When another rioter tried to pull the bicycle rack away from officers, Farris allegedly shoved an officer in the back with two hands, knocking him to the ground.
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More than 985 people have been arrested for crimes related to the breach of the Capitol on January 6, according to the FBI.