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Notorious Capitol Attack Suspect, Jonathan Pollock, Captured After 3-Year Manhunt

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After eluding authorities for three years, Jonathan Pollock, accused of assaulting Capitol Police during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, has been apprehended.
Capitol Rioter Jonathan Pollock apprehended by the FBI.

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Jonathan Pollock, a fugitive wanted for assaulting Capitol Police officers on January 6, 2021, is finally in custody after a three-year manhunt, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The arrest, which also included his sister and a friend, occurred at a ranch in Groveland, Lake County.

Pollock, accused of attacking multiple police officers with a deadly weapon during the U.S. Capitol attack, had been the subject of an active $30,000 reward, doubled from $15,000 in September 2022. The FBI revealed that Pollock, along with Olivia Pollock (his sister) and Joseph Hutchinson (a friend), are scheduled to appear in federal court in Ocala on Monday, January 8.

“FBI Tampa Special Agent in Charge David Walker emphasized, ‘Mr. Pollock is a fugitive. We are asking the public to provide information on his whereabouts so that we can safely bring him in to answer to the charges against him,'” as stated in a previous statement.

The arrest took place at a ranch in Groveland, located in Lake County, with all three suspects set to face federal court proceedings in Ocala. For three years, Pollock had been on the run, with the FBI believing he had connections in central and north Florida, as well as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Pollock, known for his trade as a welder and ironworker, may have been employed in construction jobs during his time as a fugitive.

An indictment revealed that Jonathan Pollock, Olivia Pollock, and three others—Hutchinson, Joshua Doolin, and Michael Perkins—traveled together around the U.S. Capitol grounds during the riot. Body-worn camera footage and other images collected from the day depict the group repeatedly clashing with police. Perkins and Doolin had been previously arrested.

The Department of Justice described Pollock as wearing a MultiCam camouflage outfit with distinctive military morale patches, seen leaping over fallen rioters to continue attacking police. Images in the indictment show him tackling and punching officers, and grabbing another by the neck, forcing him to the ground.

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