Traverse City Man Arrested on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges for Jan. 6 Actions
A Traverse City man was arrested Thursday on a felony civil disorder charge and related misdemeanor charges for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Luke Lints, 27, of Traverse City, was among rioters who repeatedly engaged in violence against law enforcement officers guarding the Capitol, according to court documents released Thursday.
Lints participated in the confrontation with law enforcement officers in the Lower West Terrace and tunnel areas of the Capitol. He entered the tunnel on the Lower West Terrace around 3:10 p.m. and made his way toward the front of the police line where he held a police shield and pushed back against law enforcement officers, according to court documents.
Lints then used a police shield at one point to prevent a law enforcement officer from closing a door to protect himself from the rioters. He was also part of the crowd directly outside the tunnel when a Metropolitan Police Department officer was being assaulted by rioters.
The Department of Justice says that more than 800 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 250 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.
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