Columbus man, 23, charged in Captiol riot

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCMH) — A Columbus man has been charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Caleb Jones, 23, allegedly admitted to a witness that he gained entry into the building by climbing an outside wall of the building, according to court documents.

Court documents state that Jones called a witness from inside the Capitol building, sending text messages and videos from inside.

Jones was allegedly hit with tear gas and escorted out of the building by law enforcement, according to a separate witness.

Jones was arrested Monday and released on his own recognizance, according to the Attorney General’s Office Southern District of Ohio. He is ordered to appear in Washington, D.C. at a date to be determined.

Jones is at least the 13th person from Ohio to be charged with taking part in the insurrection.

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