Two men sought by the family of Ashli Babbitt as witnesses to her death at the U.S. Capitol have been identified as previously arrested by the FBI and indicted on federal charges from the Jan. 6, 2021, riots.
The family of Babbitt, 35, has been seeking to identify key participants in the hallway unrest that afternoon. The identification of Christopher Ray Grider and Chad Barrett Jones reduces by two the number of “unknowns” who witnessed the riotous behavior at the entry to the Speaker’s Lobby.
Grider, 40, of Eddy, Texas, was indicted in January 2021 on seven federal counts, including destruction of government property, disorderly or disruptive behavior in a restricted building, an act of violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, obstruction of an official proceeding, and other charges.
Grider, the owner of Kissing Tree Vineyards in Eddy, is the “Gadsden Flag Man” who was in the center of the Speaker’s Lobby hallway just feet away when Babbitt was shot to death at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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