One of the Oath Keepers who supposed provided security to Trump associate and dirty trickster Roger Stone on the day of the January 6th domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol has been arrested for his role in the coup attempt, the Daily Beast reports.
Roberto Minuta, a 36-year-old tattoo artist from New Jersey, was arrested by the FBI on Saturday in from Newburgh, New York where he owns and operates a tattoo parlor. He was scheduled to appear in federal court in White Plains on Monday.
Minuta was one of three insurrectionists arrested over the weekend. Isaac Steve Sturgeon, a 32-year-old from Montana, was arrested on various charges. He was seen using a metal barrier against officers during the attack, and posted a running commentary on his social media accounts. Sturgeon was arrested at JFK airport in New York after returning from Kenya, where he had fled thinking he could avoid charges. He posted about his trip frequently on social media. [UPDATE: Sturgeon did not return back to the US voluntarily. He was deported by Kenya.]
Federal agents also arrested Houston resident Shane Leedon Jenkins at his home on Friday on charges relating to breaking windows at the Capitol and throwing a pole, a desk drawer, and pipe, and a flagpole at Capitol Police officers.
A fourth man, Ronnie Pressley of Old Hickory, Tennessee was arrested Monday. Pressley was reportedly identified in video of the Capitol attack, but the FBI has not released the charges on which Pressley was arrested.
But the arrest of Minuta was the most high-profile given his proximity to Stone, a Donald Trump confidente who got a pardon from Trump in the waning hours of his term. Minuta was photographed with Stone outside the Trump DC hotel on January 6th, and he reportedly provided security for others in Trump’s orbit, including Michael Flynn and Alex Jones. Minuta was identified by volunteers called the “Capitol Terrorists Exposers” who use publicly-available video and photographs to identify insurrectionists by match clothes, tattoos and other accessories through available social media accounts.