Florida man arrested after FBI says Facebook posts appear to show him entering the US Capitol, including an image of broken furniture with a 'US Senate sergeant at arms' sticker

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Supporters of President Donald Trump try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6. AP Photo/John Minchillo
  • Adam Honeycutt was arrested Thursday at his girlfriend's house in Florida.

  • The government alleged that he unlawfully entered the US Capitol on January 6.

  • Honeycutt had boasted of his involvement on Facebook, a criminal complaint said.

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Federal agents on Thursday arrested a Florida man who they say posted videos on social media that appeared to show him entering the US Capitol on January 6.

Adam Honeycutt was arrested after two people tipped off the FBI to his Facebook page, which included "multiple videos and photos apparently taken by Honeycutt at the U.S. Capitol," a criminal complaint said.

One tipster said that while they weren't friends with him on Facebook, there was evidence on his public feed, "including a picture of him holding a broken piece of desk from within the capitol," the complaint said.

That photo, included in the complaint, shows broken furniture with a prominent sticker that says "US Senate sergeant at arms."

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Photos from a criminal complaint against Adam Honeycutt. US Department of Justice criminal complaint

Days after the riot, Honeycutt appeared to grasp that there could be legal consequences, the complaint said. In one private post from January 10 provided to the FBI, he insisted that he had not been inside the Capitol at all.

"Hell, I was at the food truck when the shit hit the fan," he wrote, adding that he would have said so sooner but he did not have reception, the complaint said. "Then got put in fb jail so I couldn't let yall know that I wasn't with the rioters."

He also changed his profile photo from one of him outside the Capitol to another of him and a small child, the complaint said.

Videos posted the day of the riot and reviewed by the FBI, however, suggested he had been in the Capitol, the complaint said.

The complaint said that in one where he appeared to be outside the Capitol as rioters clashed with the police, he yelled, "It's about to go down!" In another, the complaint said, he said, "Well, made it in."

His Facebook page suggested he's a fan of the Fox News personalities Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson. On January 28, he updated his profile photo to a meme depicting President Joe Biden as Thanos from "The Avengers" snapping his fingers and eliminating oil-industry jobs, likely a reference to Biden's canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Honeycutt's most recent profile photo on Facebook. Screenshot / Facebook

Honeycutt was charged with entering restricted grounds and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He was arrested at his girlfriend's house in Orange Park, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville, the local NBC affiliate News4Jax reported.

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Honeycutt's lawyer, Lee Lockett, told Insider that his client intends to plead not guilty.

Prosecutors are seeking to prevent Honeycutt from being released on bail, alleging that officers found marijuana and improperly secured guns when they arrested him, News4Jax reported.

Honeycutt is himself a bail bondsman, the complaint said. A LinkedIn page indicated that he has worked as one since August 2018.

A hearing at the federal courthouse in Jacksonville was set for Tuesday morning, News4Jax reported.

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