Two Oath Keepers stormed the Capitol in ‘stolen golf cart’

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‘We’re on the road in a Grand Theft Auto golf cart’: Two Oath Keepers stormed the Capitol in a ‘stolen buggy and swerved around the police’ before entering the building in military gear

  • Joshua James, 33, and Roberto Minuta, 36, became the 11th and 12th defendants charged with conspiring to obstruct Congress by violating the Capitol
  • Both were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and entering and remaining in a confined building or site
  • They can face up to 20 years in prison if convicted
  • In response to a call to individuals to storm the Capitol after it was breached, the couple is said to have driven to the Capitol with others in golf carts.
  • Once inside the Capitol, Minuta aggressively accused agents guarding and taunting the perimeter, it is alleged
  • Both James and Minuta were photographed along with Roger Stone in the 24 hours leading up to the siege

Members of the Oath Keepers took the stolen golf carts so they could bypass the police and storm the Capitol on Jan.6, according to a recent indictment.

Joshua James, 33, and Roberto Minuta, 36, became the 11th and 12th defendants charged with conspiracy to obstruct Congress by breaking the Capitol, according to a release of the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia.

James, of Arab, Alabama, was detained in the city on March 9, while Minuta, of Prosper, Texas, was arrested March 7 in Newburgh, New York.

Joshua James, 33

Roberto Minuta, 36

Roberto Minuta, 36

Joshua James, 33, and Roberto Minuta, 36, became the 11th and 12th defendants charged with conspiring to obstruct Congress by violating the Capitol

According to the loading document, the couple communicated with the co-conspirators in advance about the riot that resulted in the deaths of five, reserved hotel rooms, and made phone calls on the morning of the siege.  Members of the oath keepers in the Capitol

According to the loading document, the couple communicated with the co-conspirators in advance about the riot that resulted in the deaths of five, reserved hotel rooms, and made phone calls on the morning of the siege.  Members of the oath keepers in the Capitol

According to the loading document, the couple communicated with the co-conspirators in advance about the riot that resulted in the deaths of five, reserved hotel rooms, and made phone calls on the morning of the siege. Members of the oath keepers in the Capitol

Both were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and entering and staying in a confined building or site. They can face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

According to the loading document, the couple communicated with the co-conspirators in advance about the riot that resulted in the deaths of five, reserved hotel rooms, and made phone calls on the morning of the siege.

In response to calls for individuals to storm the Capitol after it was breached, James and Minuta rode with others in a pair of golf carts to the Capitol.

During this time they roamed “around law enforcement vehicles” with Minuta claiming, “Patriots are storming the Capitol … so we’re on our way in a big theft car golf cart to the Capitol … it’s going down now guys; it is now literally going under. Patriots storming the Capitol … ‘

In response to calls for individuals to storm the Capitol after it was breached, James (right) and Minuta rode with others in a pair of golf carts to the Capitol.

In response to calls for individuals to storm the Capitol after it was breached, James (right) and Minuta rode with others in a pair of golf carts to the Capitol.

In response to calls for individuals to storm the Capitol after it was breached, James (right) and Minuta rode with others in a pair of golf carts to the Capitol.

Both James and Minuta were photographed along with Roger Stone in the 24 hours leading up to the siege.  Minuta (left) pictured with Stone on January 6

Both James and Minuta were photographed along with Roger Stone in the 24 hours leading up to the siege.  Minuta (left) pictured with Stone on January 6

Both James and Minuta were photographed along with Roger Stone in the 24 hours leading up to the siege. Minuta (left) pictured with Stone on January 6

Once at the Capitol, Minuta aggressively denounced agents guarding the perimeter of the Capitol on the east side of the building, the indictment said.

The couple forcibly entered the building through the Rotunda doors on the east side at around 3:15 PM, the same entry point their co-conspirators had entered from.

According to the indictment, Minuta was wearing hard-knuckle tactical gloves, ballistic goggles, a radio with an earpiece, and bear spray.

When Minuta left the building at 3:19 PM, he was seen on video shouting to an officer, “All that’s left is the Second Amendment!”

Once inside the Capitol, Minuta aggressively denounced agents guarding the perimeter of the Capitol near the east side of the building, the indictment said.

Once inside the Capitol, Minuta aggressively denounced agents guarding the perimeter of the Capitol near the east side of the building, the indictment said.

Once inside the Capitol, Minuta aggressively denounced agents guarding the perimeter of the Capitol near the east side of the building, the indictment said.

Stone and James on January 5 in Washington DC

Stone and James on January 5 in Washington DC

Stone and James on January 5 in Washington DC

James, Minuta, and the other alleged co-conspirators would meet later at 4 p.m., about 30 meters from the Capitol near the northeast corner of the building.

Both James and Minuta were photographed along with Roger Stone in the 24 hours leading up to the siege.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Oath Keepers are among the largest radical anti-government groups in the US.

“While it claims to only defend the constitution, the entire organization is based on a series of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy Americans’ freedoms,” the SPLC states on their website.

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