Nashville Man Photographed With Zip Ties In Capitol Invasion Arrested On Federal Charge
Nashville man Eric Munchel, who was accused by online researchers as being one of the men who carried zip ties into the U.S. Capitol during the riot Wednesday, has been arrested and now faces federal charges.
FBI agents arrested Eric Munchel on Sunday for helping lead the mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol last week. Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, is charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department.
The cases against the insurrectionists are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, which says photos depict Munchel carrying plastic zip ties commonly used as restraints by law enforcement. Investigators say he also had a holster on his right hip and a cellphone camera mounted on his chest, likely to record the events of the day.
Eric MunchelEric Gavelek Munchel, 30, of Nashville, was arrested Sunday.
Courtesy Metro Nashville Police Department
Davidson County jail records show Munchel was booked at 2:50 p.m.
Authorities on Sunday also arrested Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, on one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.