Goshen man arrested in connection with Jan. 6 riots; faces four charges

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GOSHEN, Ind. -- It's been fourteen months since demonstrators gathered in Washington DC before busing down doors and entering the US Capitol Building-- and arrests are still being made. The latest-- fifty-five year old Jeffrey Munger of Goshen. 

Munger has been charged with four counts, including entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, as well as parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. 

Munger appeared in the US District Court of Northern Indiana Wednesday. 

According to Steven Webster, an assistant professor in Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington, while Munger may be the twelfth Hoosier to be charged in connection with the riots, there is little to do with geographical location. 

“I don’t think there’s really any geographic area where you are more likely to find people who went to the capitol," he said. "I think you could find people from all over the country there, and so I think you can find people who are being prosecuted for the riots in all fifty states, so I don’t think Indiana is unique that regard.”

Though he added that we might start to see more misdemeanor charges-- as more and more protestors who weren't engaged in more violent demonstrations start to be focused on by prosecutors. 

“This is a story you hear quite a bit—a lot of people get caught up in the whirlwind of events and they don’t realize perhaps what’s going and they find themselves in a place they shouldn’t have been," Webster said. "A lot of this is hard to discern, so it’s possible that more charges could be coming and it’s possible this could be the end.”

ABC57 reached out to Munger's family; they offered no comment. 



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