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Another Iowa man arrested for role in US Capitol riots

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – Another Iowa man is facing federal charges for his part in the U.S. Capitol riots of Jan. 6.

The Omaha Field Office of the FBI reports Leo Christopher Kelly, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Monday, Jan. 18 on a warrant by special agents from the FBI's Cedar Rapids Resident Agency.

Federal charges against Kelly include: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Kelly is in federal custody. His initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Kelly is the second Iowa man to be arrested in connection with the Washington, D.C., riot. Douglas Jensen surrendered to police in his hometown of Des Moines on Jan. 8.

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