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Des Moines mother and son face federal charges relating to U.S. Capitol riot

Salvador Sandoval Jr
Salvador Sandoval Jr.
deborah sandoval
Deborah Sandoval

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- Two more Iowans, a mother and son, have been arrested in connection to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

The Omaha Field Office of the FBI reports that Deborah Sandoval of Des Moines and Salvador Sandoval Jr. of Ankeny were arrested on federal warrants on Friday, both facing charges relating to the Capitol riot.

The federal charges against Deborah Sandoval include:

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • Knowingly Impeding or Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

The federal charges against Salvador Sandoval Jr. include:

  • Obstructing, Impeding or Interfering with Law Enforcement
  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds

Both Sandoval and Sandoval Jr. made an initial appearance in federal court on Friday.

They join Leo Kelly of Cedar Rapids and Doug Jensen of Des Moines as known Iowans to have participated in the events at the Capitol. Prosecutors have recently upgraded charges against Jensen, who was one of the first people inside the Capitol building.

The exact actions or whereabouts of Sandoval and Sandoval Jr. during the riot are not currently known.

More information will be here when made available.

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