Monday, April 4, 2022

Drexel Man Arrested in Connection to Riots at U.S. Capitol


According to Federal Court documents released last week, a Cass county man now faces charges for assaulting law enforcement officers on January 6, 2021 in Washington DC. 

Records indicate that Cale Clayton 41, of Drexel was captured on police worn body cameras holding a baton that one officer dropped in the scuffle as well physically assaulting several other capitol police officers on the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol property.

Clayton faces charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, civil disorder, theft of government property, and related offenses according to  information released by the Department of Justice on March 31st.

In the 14 months since Jan. 6, more than 775 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 245 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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