Isaac Steve Sturgeon Wiki
Isaac Steve Sturgeon Biography
Isaac Steve Sturgeon, 32, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges such as obstruction of justice, blocking of law enforcement during civil unrest and assault on a federal officer.
A man charged in the United States Capitol riots was arrested at New York’s JFK International Airport, where prosecutors say he returned to the country after being deported to escape Kenya.
Isaac Steve Sturgeon Age
He is 32 years old.
Isaac Steve Sturgeon arrest
Prosecutors say Sturgeon is a resident of Dillon, Montana, where he owns a lawn care business.
The indictment documents accuse Sturgeon of participating in the January 6 riot, where he allegedly erected a metal police barricade, pushed him toward Capitol officials, and crawled down to enter the Capitol Building before being turned away. .
Sturgeon is currently in custody in New York, where federal prosecutors request that he be sent to Washington DC.
According to a statement, the FBI shared an image of Sturgeon with the public taken during the uprising, providing several clues that identify him as the man in the photo.
According to the affidavit, investigators were able to trace an Instagram account with a Facebook account that showed Sturgeon posing with a rifle, as well as some photos and comments depicting the Capitol rebellion.
One whistleblower warned the FBI that Sturgeon “travels frequently and has access to a large number of weapons.”
Investigators say Sturgeon flew into the African country of Kenya on January 24 and is not scheduled to return to the United States until April 5.
However, Kenyan authorities ordered Sturgeon deported and he was expelled from the country on a plane bound for America on March 5.
When his plane landed at JFK the next day, federal officials were waiting to arrest him.
Sturgeon will appear on Monday, where prosecutors will defend his arrest pending trial, citing the risk of flight and danger to the public.
Prosecutors want the suspect sent to DC, where the charges are made.
Sturgeon has been charged with obstructing a formal trial, attacking a federal officer, civil unrest, entering a prohibited building, misconduct in a restricted building, twice physical violence in a restricted building, and blocking passage on the Capitol grounds.
It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer comment on his behalf.
So far, more than 250 people have been charged in connection with the January 6 attack.