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New details in arrest of Harrodsburg man in connection with riot at US Capitol

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 12:39 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - We have more details about the arrest of another Kentucky man in connection with the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.

According to a tweet from FBI Louisville, Stephen Chase Randolph, of Harrodsburg, was arrested Tuesday.

He is the 14th person from Kentucky charged in connection with the Capitol riot.

The FBI claims it used facial recognition technology to track down Randolph from a picture posted on his girlfriend’s Instagram page.

Authorities say Randolph knocked over a Capitol police officer and she hit her head on a set of stairs, knocking her out cold. They say Randolph then continued to assault two other officers by physically pushing, shoving and grabbing them.

While speaking with a pair of undercover agents, authorities say Randolph essentially admitted to his role in the January attack, saying “I was in it and it was f-ing fun.”

The FBI says Randolph is facing charges of assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer causing bodily injury, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, and obstruction of justice/Congress.

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