These are the Arizonans arrested in raid of U.S. Capitol so far
(AZCentral) - Several Arizonans were arrested after a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters raided the Capitol — and Washington, D.C., police said they were looking for an Arizona man spotted in the U.S. Capitol shirtless, in a painted face and a fur bonnet.
A crowd of protesters turned violent Wednesday and stormed the Capitol at the urging of Trump. One person was shot and killed inside, and three others died of other causes during the hours-long takeover, police said.
The insurrection delayed, but did not ultimately thwart, Congress from certifying the presidential election of Democrat Joseph Biden.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 12-hour citywide curfew for the district beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday to get protesters away from the Capitol.
Metropolitan police said Thursday they were asking for the public's help to find several people of interest.
"Anyone who can identify these individuals" was asked to contact the department.
The first person depicted in a list they released was Jake Angeli, a Phoenix man who has made a spectacle at Arizona rallies since at least 2019.
Police also released a list of people arrested in the Capitol vicinity on charges related to the unrest. Arizonans arrested Wednesday or Thursday were identified as:
Marsha Murphy, 50. She was accused of a curfew violation and unlawful entry. Efforts to reach Murphy were unsuccessful.
- Joshua Knowles, 31. He was accused of a curfew violation and unlawful entry. A call to his cellphone was not returned.
- Marsha Murphy, 50. She was accused of a curfew violation and unlawful entry.
A man who identified himself as Murphy's husband, Kevin, spoke to The Arizona Republic by phone. He said the couple no longer lives in Arizona. They moved from Tucson about two years ago to run an ammunition store in Hinton, Oklahoma.
Marsha Murphy is listed as the chief executive of Amer-I-CAN Ammo Enterprises on the company's web site.
Kevin Murphy said his wife had engaged in a peaceful protest outside the Capitol, but she stayed on the streets after the curfew. He said he learned of her arrest from a Facebook post, and his wife remained in custody as of Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Murphy, who said he was a former police officer in Arizona, also said he was disappointed because his wife had promised to return to her hotel after dark. He was concerned for her safety, noting that four people had died during the unrest.
"I have no problem with people rallying," he said. "I just wish she had gone back to her hotel."
The list included about a dozen other people whose state of residence was unknown.
Of those, at least one matched Arizona criminal records:
- Police identified Timothy Austfjord, 57, accused of a curfew violation. A man from Chandler with the same name and age has an arrest record in Maricopa County. A call to that man's cellphone was not returned.
Man in horned costume in Capitol
Angeli, the man with the fur costume and horns, was seen on the dais of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. He posed for a photo flexing the muscles of one arm; the other held a spear from which hung a U.S. flag.
Angeli paints his face and appears bare-chested displaying several elaborate and shamanistic tattoos. Most notably, he wears a fur bonnet topped with horns.
Angeli has attended Trump rallies and was a fixture at protests outside the Maricopa County elections headquarters in Phoenix following the November election.