After taking Ryan Kelley into custody Thursday, the FBI began a search of his home near Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s the latest twist in a chaotic race that has seen several candidates removed from the ballot for submitting faulty petition signatures.

UPDATE: A statement released by Justice Department officials disclosed that Ryan Kelley faces four charges relating to his alleged actions at the Capitol, including disorderly conduct and willfully injuring or attacking US property.

The statement alleges Kelley was involved in breaching the Capitol building and directing others to participate.

“At approximately 2:20 p.m., Kelley continued to gesture to the crowd, consistently indicating that they should move towards the stairs that led to the entrance of the U.S. Capitol interior spaces,” an agent stated.

Kelley has previously acknowledged being in DC for the protests that preceded the rally but says he never entered the Capitol.


FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider confirmed the raid but would not comment further, according to The Detroit News.

Charges are expected to be filed later today in federal court.

Kelley’s campaign spokeswoman did not immediately reply for comment.

While it is not known what the raid relates to, Kelley had traveled to Washinton DC on January 6th and posted video footage of himself yelling “this is war” as he headed up the Capitol steps.

This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.

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