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Matthew Bledsoe was arrested Friday in the Memphis area. He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
A federal warrant reveals FBI agents received a tip that Bledsoe, a Tennessee resident, was part of the group that entered the Capitol illegally. The bureau explained a “video compilation” posted to Bledsoe’s Instagram account included several selfie photographs and videos depicting his involvement.
Bledsoe is the Memphis man now facing federal charges for his role in the insurrection at the Capitol. He scrubbed his social media, but not before multiple people made sure the FBI had his Instagram photos and videos from the Capitol siege.
“We pay for this s***. Where’s those pieces of s*** at?” you can hear him say in one of his posts. The FBI says tipsters forwarded Bledsoe’s videos to them, and those videos show he was in the Capitol the day of the riot. The feds matched his image in the videos to his driver’s license photo, and on Friday, Jan. 15, Bledsoe was arrested.
“I want to compliment our U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant for the job he’s done,” U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, of Memphis, told WMC Action News 5.
He praised federal investigators and the citizens who helped the FBI identify and locate Bledsoe.
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The warrant alleges Bledsoe’s photos and videos showed the crowd approached the U.S. Capitol building and a selfie of the Tennessee man that appeared to look out from the Capitol onto the lawn.
The videos also included a clip of Bledsoe and his companions outside the exterior door of the Capitol, where an alarm could be heard in the background, according to federal investigators. One of his companions reportedly says, “we’re going in” as Bledsoe shows the door and says, “in the Capitol. This is our house. We pay for this s***. Where’re those pieces of s*** at?”
Bledsoe passes through the outer door of the Capitol and into the hallway in one video, as a crowd marches through chanting, “stop the steal! Stop the steal,” the warrant states.
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The FBI said they also observed a since-deleted post from Bledsoe’s wife on Facebook, where she wrote, “Matt was inside the Capitol, he was one of the first… my husband is a Patriot soldier.”
Bledsoe was scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom in Memphis at 11 a.m. Friday.
He is the second Tennessee resident to be arrested and charged in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol. Eric Munchel, a Nashville man who became known as “Zip Tie Guy,” was arrested last weekend in Davidson County on charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority violent entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.