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Virginia man turns himself in to FBI for alleged role in Capitol attack

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 15:09:10-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A Virginia Beach fishing charter captain has turned himself in to the FBI after charges were drawn Friday for his alleged role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

According to court documents, the FBI has charged Jacob G. Hiles, a Virginia Beach charter captain for Matador Sport Fishing, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on capitol grounds, and parading demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

On Tuesday morning, officials say Hiles turned himself in.

Court documents say multiple photos and videos were posted to a Facebook account in the name 'Jake Hiles' that showed the man later identified as Hiles participating in the unlawful riot.

The photos and videos include "selfies" with some including geo-tags identifying the location of the post as “Capitol Hill” or “United States Capitol,” court documents say.

The photos and videos show a person, who the FBI has identified as Hiles, wearing a 'F*** Antifa' sweatshirt on. The FBI interviewed a witness who says they have known Hiles for over five years, according to court documents.

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On January 6, court documents say one of the pictures posted on Facebook was captioned, “Feelin cute…might start a revolution later, IDK – in Capitol Hill.”

According to a post to the Facebook account, Hiles was tear gassed for an hour, then entered the U.S. Capitol Building, then followed a trail of blood as he exited the U.S. Capitol Building.