Phone, email records led to Capitol riot charges against Goshen man

NOW: Phone, email records led to Capitol riot charges against Goshen man

Photo obtained by investigators from Munger's email/device.

Photo obtained by investigators from Munger's email/device.

Surveillance video still showing the crowd inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Munger is circled in red.

Surveillance video still showing the crowd inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021 Munger is circled in red.

Surveillance video still showing the crowd inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Munger is circled in red

Surveillance video still showing the crowd inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021 Close up of previous photo

Photo investigators say Munger took inside the Capitol building

When investigators spoke with Munger at his Goshen home, they took photos of the clothing he wore to the Capitol.

When investigators spoke with Munger at his Goshen home, they took photos of the clothing he wore to the Capitol.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Court documents filed by the US Attorney’s Office detail how investigators identified a Goshen man as one of the people who entered the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

During the investigation, federal investigators served a search warrant on Google. That showed a device associated with Jeffrey Munger’s Gmail account was at or around the Capitol between 2:28 and 3:40 p.m. on the day of the riot.

As part of the warrant, investigators obtained several photographs and videos that appeared to have been taken at the Capitol, court documents said.

Footage from surveillance video showed a person wearing the same clothing as Munger entering the building at 2:50 p.m. through a broken window next to the Senate Wing door, investigators said.

Investigators say videos show Munger taking photos once he is inside the building and they located a photo taken from that same vantage point in Munger’s email.

Footage shows Munger leaving the building through the Senate Wing door at 3:04 p.m.

In an interview with Munger in Goshen in December 2021, Munger admitted he traveled to Washington DC on January 4, 2021. Munger’s device’s GPS showed it arrived on January 4 and was back at the Goshen address on January 8.

Munger admitted to entering the Capitol through the Senate Wing door. He said he went inside because the crowd behind him was pushing him into a corner and the only way to leave was through the window in the building.

Munger admitted he took photos inside the Capitol, reports said

Munger said he never heard law enforcement order them out of the building. He said he walked down the hall, saw people smoking pot and decided to leave, reports said.

Investigators say Munger identified himself in the video stills and confirmed he took the photos at the Capitol.

Munger was arraigned in federal court in South Bend on Wednesday.

Munger was released on $10,000 bond.


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