Hillsdale couple among three more Michiganders charged for taking part in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Karla and Dustin Adams
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(WWJ) Three more Michigan residents who allegedly rioted at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, are facing charges — including a married couple from Hillsdale.

Karla and Dustin Adams were seen in photos posted to Facebook that day entering the U.S. Capitol building, according to federal authorities. All of the posts have been deleted, but Facebook company Meta confirmed through a search warrant that the photos were taken from the Adams' phones.

This week, the couple faced a federal judge in U.S. District Court for The District of Columbia, charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, unsealed court records show.

Also facing charges is Detroit resident Ruben Reyna, who is accused of entering the Capitol through a broken window, and lying about it to the FBI.

He is charged with illegally entering a restricted building or grounds; knowingly trying to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of government business; uttering loud, threatening or abusive language or engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct; and parading, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building.

Out of more than 1,000 people who have been charged for allegedly inciting or participating in the violent riot, 26 of them are from Michigan.

According to court documents, Reyna and Adams joined with others in objecting to Democrat Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory over then-President Donald Trump. A mob stormed the Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying election results for Biden over the incumbent Republican Trump, the FBI has said.

Five people died in the violence.

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