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Documents: Madison man nicknamed ‘MAGA Lumberjack’ charged in connection with Capitol riot

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Documents: Madison man nicknamed ‘MAGA Lumberjack’ charged in connection with Capitol riot

Photos of Dillon Herrington from Department of Justice documents

A Madison man was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday and is facing multiple charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Dillon Colby Herrington, according to a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, is accused of:

  • Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority;
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or group;
  • Knowingly engage in any act of physical violence against any person or property in a restricted building;
  • Willfully and knowingly engage in an act of physical violence in the grounds of the Capitol building;
  • Commit or attempt any act to obstruct, impede or interfere with law enforcement in the lawful performance fo his official duties;
  • Forcibly assault, resist, opposes impede, intimidate or interfere

According to court documents, Herrington twice tried to strike members of law enforcement - once with a piece of lumber and once with a metal barricade.

Herrington failed to hit any member of law enforcement, the documents said. 

The document also said it is not believed Herrington ever enterted the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

When releasing photos to try to identify and apprehend Herrington, the FBI dubbed him "#MAGALumberjack."

A witness provided a tip to the FBI about Herringston on May 6.

Read the full documents below, and stay with WAAY 31 for updates.

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