A Virginia Beach man and his adult daughter have been charged with participating in the riots at the United States Capitol earlier this year.
Willard Thomas “Tom” Bostic, Jr., 56, and Meghan Rutledge, 27, were arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts: entering and staying in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, disorderly driving in a Capitol building, and parade, protest or picket in a Capitol building.
The two went to the FBI field office in Chesapeake, according to an FBI spokeswoman, and were released on bail later that day.
According to a prosecution document filed with the U.S. District Court in Norfolk this week, surveillance footage recorded at the Capitol shows Rutledge and Bostic entering the Capitol through a door next to a broken window. Once inside, they can be seen taking photos and recording videos with their cell phones, according to the document.
Data from Bostic’s cell phone also placed him there, according to the indictment document. And investigators obtained screenshots from Rutledge’s Facebook account that show the two inside the building.
âAfter miles and miles of walking, climbing and climbing, we made it inside the Capitol building,â a post on Rutledge’s Facebook page said. “What an experience for the books.”