A Texas family of five was arrested and charged on Tuesday for participating in the deadly January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.
The Munn family —Dawn, Kristi, Tom, Kayli, and Josh — faces four federal charges, including illegal entry and disorderly conduct. According to a 34-page affidavit, a minor child was also present with the family at the Capitol but will not be charged. A tipster reported the family to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) days after the attack in Washington D.C. The family documented their journey from Borger, Texas, to the nation’s capital on Facebook and Snapchat.
“The tipster is a relative of Kristi Munn’s fiancé. The tipster has personally met Kristi Munn and spent time with her during the 2020 Christmas holiday season, which was less than a month before January 6, 2021,” an FBI investigator stated.
“We made it to our hotel just outside of D.C.,” Tom Munn posted on social media a day before the riot. “1,600 miles in 24 hrs!”
“The only damage to the capital building was several windows and sets of doors,” Tom Munn posted to Facebook. “Nothing inside the capital was damaged. I can tell you, patriots NEVER made it to the chamber. There was no violence in the capital building, the crowd was NOT out of control… they were ANGRY!!!’
At this time, the family has not entered a plea.
Investigators identified the family by talking to three sources that live in the same community as the Munn family. One of those sources was a teacher at Borger High School who taught some Munn family children.
More than 530 people have been arrested for their involvement in the deadly riot.