FBI arrests Montgomery County man it believes took part in U.S. Capitol riots

Jeremy Groseclose was released on a $20,000 bond

Left: Photo of Jeremy Groseclose from criminal complaint RIGHT: Photos authorities believe show Jeremy Groseclose at and inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (U.S. Department of Justice)

ELLISTON, Va. – Federal investigators have arrested another man from our area who they say participated in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.

Pictures at the Capitol helped authorities track Jeremy Groseclose down.

The FBI raided his home off Brake Road and Route 460 in Elliston Thursday afternoon where he was arrested on four federal charges.

Among those charges are obstruction of law enforcement, obstruction of Congress, knowingly entering a restricted building and violent entry on Capitol grounds.

He went before a judge in Roanoke’s federal court shortly after his arrest and was released on a $20,000 bond.

Groseclose is one of the few hundreds of people investigators have pinned for their alleged involvement in the insurrection.

In federal court filings, investigators say he came on the radar after two people submitted tips to the online tip portal.

They said he had “several social media posts about being at the Capitol and taking part in the riot.” According to officials, he also posted a picture of blood and said he was present when the female was shot, but took the post down.


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