Adam Johnson Wiki – Adam Johnson Biography
Adam Johnson, a Florida man, was arrested after investigators said he was the man who was pictured carrying Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s podium during the storm of the US Capitol building. Johnson, a man from Parrish, Florida, was jailed on a federal warrant Friday in Pinellas County, records show.
A photo of Johnson, taken by Getty Images photographer Win McNamee, was one of many that went viral during the armed insurrection of the Capitol on Wednesday by supporters of President Donald Trump. The FBI searched for Johnson as part of a nationwide effort to find and charge those who stormed the building, according to the Bradenton Herald.
“It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern.”
Trump, in a futile attempt to overturn the 2020 election in which President-elect Joe Biden won, recycled several false claims to a crowd of supporters as Vice President Mike Pence and Congress prepared to count Electoral College votes.
“If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” he said prior to the riot at the Capitol. “Let the weak ones get out,” he continued. “This is a time for strength.”
Adam Johnson Age
Adam Johnson is 36 years old.
Wife – Children
The news station reported Johnson is married to a local physician, and they have five children. He lives in Parrish, located in nearby Manatee County.
Charges – Criminal Charges
His prior criminal history includes possession of marijuana and violation of probation charges. He faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of theft of government property, and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol ground, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The arrest of Johnson, aged 36, from Parrish, Manatee County, was logged by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office on Friday night—two days after the disorder broke out.
Johnson was booked into jail in Pinellas County around 9 pm., and remains there on a U.S. Marshall’s warrant. Their home in the Harrison Ranch community in Parrish was quiet on Thursday morning, and the street numbers had been removed from the home. Neighbors who know Johnson were unwilling to speak about him.
Screenshots posted by social media users and taken from what appears to be the man’s Facebook feed show him documenting his trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in protests surrounding the certification of the presidential election.
In one of the photos circulated online, the man can be seen posing alongside a sign in the Capitol Building that reads: “Closed to all tours.”
The FBI is actively seeking information, including tips, photos, and videos, about individuals who participated in the riot.
“If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at fbi.gov/USCapitol,” the agency said.