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Cedar Rapids man arrested for role in U.S. Capitol riots

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – Another Iowa man is facing federal charges for his part in the U.S. Capitol riots of January 6.

The Omaha Field Office of the FBI reports Leo Christopher Kelly was arrested Monday, January 18 on a warrant by special agents from the FBI's Cedar Rapids Resident Agency.

Federal charges against Kelly include: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Kelly is in federal custody. His initial appearance in federal court in Tuesday, January 19.

The other known Iowan to take part in the Capitol riot was Doug Jensen of Des Moines, who has also been arrested and is facing federal charges.

Pro-life website "LifeSiteNews" had this sit-down interview with Kelly published on January 6, discussing the events at the Capitol.

This is a developing story. Stay with KWWL for updates as more information becomes available.

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