U.P. man arrested in probe of Capitol riot

CALUMET (AP) — The FBI arrested a man in the Upper Peninsula who is accused of joining the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The detail was disclosed in a request to search a car for evidence about Karl Dresch’s trip to Washington. The car was seized after he was arrested Tuesday in Calumet in Houghton County, the FBI said.

Karl Dresch is charged with violent entry and other crimes, the FBI said. The search warrant request is loaded with details about Dresch’s social media postings, especially selfies, related to the assault at the Capitol. He joked about the use of tear gas by police.

“I love masks now!” he wrote.

The FBI said Dresch posted a photo of himself holding a President Donald Trump flag while standing next to a statue of John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, vice president from 1825 through 1832 who defended slavery.

“Later that evening, Dresch expressed his approval of the events of the day,” the FBI said, noting that he posted “Total Victory!” and “I’m excited!”


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