Man with ties to Tri-State arrested in connection to Capitol riots

Man with ties to Tri-State arrested in connection to Capitol riots

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The FBI has arrested another man with a Tri-State connection for allegedly being involved in the January 6 US Capitol riots.

According to a criminal complaint, FBI agents arrested Peter Schwartz in Pennsylvania.

Federal officials say while reviewing various videos of the riots, they came across a man, who was later identified as Schwartz, using what appeared to be mace on law enforcement officers.

Agents say they received a tip about Schwartz from an acquaintance on January 11. They later interviewed a lieutenant with the Owensboro Police Department who helped identify Shwartz.

He’s facing several charges including forcibly assaulting and resisting officers, knowingly entering a restricted building, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds.

Below are pictures provided by the FBI of Schwartz allegedly taking part in the riots.

Now in federal custody, this is not his first time behind bars.

Schwartz currently has three active cases in Daviess County Courts and according to one of those court documents, he is accused of threatening to kill a woman in 2019.

“He had had multiple arrests in Daviess County. He was arrested on July 28th, 2019, where he served time in our facility. He was released on April 14th of 2020. It was a court release where he was released to probation parole to be supervised,” said Daviess County Jailer Art Maglinger

He was released on two-year probation with the condition that he must reside at a halfway house in Owensboro.

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