Member of Proud Boys from Concord arrested for additional charges related to January 6th U.S. Capitol assault.

Concord Man Faces New Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Actions

Jay Thaxton Facing New Charges

A Concord resident, Jay Thaxton, is now facing additional charges in connection to his actions at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. As per a filing dated May 30, 2024, Thaxton is charged with Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Order, Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds, Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building or Grounds, and Obstructing or Impeding Passage In A Capitol Building or Grounds.

Thaxton’s Previous Arrest

Thaxton had initially been taken into custody by law enforcement in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, for breaching a curfew imposed in the city following the events at the U.S. Capitol.

Denial of Capitol Grounds Presence

According to recent filings, Thaxton admitted to being in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, but denied visiting the U.S. Capitol Grounds. He claimed to have traveled to the city alone, statements that were deemed false in the filing.

Incriminating Images Revealed

The filings also unveiled photographs of Thaxton in attire worn during his arrest, as well as images allegedly depicting him at a Proud Boys gathering near the Washington Monument on the morning of January 6, 2021. Additionally, Thaxton was implicated in the destruction of fencing near the U.S. Capitol, actively pushing it towards Capitol Police officers.

Association with Proud Boys

Thaxton had previously been deposed in the 2022 Congressional investigation into the January 6 events, confirming his affiliation with the Proud Boys. The filing disclosed his prior and ongoing involvement with the group, including serving as vice president of the North Carolina chapter.

Background on Thaxton

Prior to the U.S. Capitol incident, Thaxton was recognized locally for championing conservative causes. In a 2019 interview with Queen City News, he voiced support for a group of Stanly County cheerleaders who faced suspension from the NC High School Athletic Association over displaying a “Trump 2020” banner at a game.

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