Man from Plaquemines Parish arrested in connection with investigation into Jan. 6 Capitol riots

Plaquemines Parish Man Arrested for Capitol Riots

Breaking News: Plaquemines Parish Man Arrested for Capitol Riots

FBI New Orleans announced the arrest of a Plaquemines Parish resident in connection with the January 6th breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Suspect Identification:

The individual in question has been identified as 34-year-old Matthew Matulich from Buras, Louisiana.

Charges Faced:

Matulich is facing multiple misdemeanor charges, including:

  • Theft of government property
  • Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
  • Disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds
  • Entering or remaining in the gallery of either House of Congress
  • Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building

Arrest Details:

The arrest took place in Venice, with Matulich set to appear in the Eastern District of Louisiana court for further proceedings.

Other Arrests:

During the FBI investigation, several other Louisiana residents have also been arrested in connection with the Capitol breach:

  • Charles Tyler Himber from Golden Meadow, Louisiana, faces charges related to the breach, specifically a felony offense of civil disorder.
  • Edward Richmond Jr., a 40-year-old military veteran from Slidell, was arrested for assaulting police officers during the Capitol riots.
  • Northshore residents Willard Purkel Jr., 51, and Colby Purkel, 27, from Covington were also arrested in November for their involvement in the breach.

Reporting Tips:

If you have any information related to these incidents, you can contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.

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