SEATTLE — A Southwest Washington man has been arrested and charged with entering the U.S. Capitol with a pro-Trump mob during the Jan. 6 deadly insurrection.
Jeffrey Grace of Battle Ground was arrested Thursday at his home and charged by complaint in Washington, D.C., with one count of unauthorized entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, according to charging documents.
Grace, 61, made an initial appearance in federal court in Portland on Thursday afternoon, The Seattle Times reported. He faces up to one year in prison, if convicted.
It was not clear Thursday whether Grace had a lawyer, and calls the newspaper made to phone numbers listed for Grace were not immediately returned.
According to an FBI affidavit, an informant called an FBI tip line on Jan. 19 after learning from a family member acquainted with Grace that he had been at the Capitol during the siege. Two days later, when FBI agents interviewed Grace outside of his home, he allegedly acknowledged traveling to Washington, D.C., with his son to sightsee and attend a rally in support of then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, the affidavit states.