Tarrio was arrested as he arrived in Washington two days earlier than 1000’s of supporters of then-President Donald Trump — together with members of the Proud Boys — descended on the U.S. Capitol and disrupted the certification of the Electoral School vote. Tarrio was ordered to avoid Washington, and legislation enforcement later stated Tarrio was picked up partially to assist quell potential violence.
Authorities say Proud Boys members stole the banner that learn #BLACKLIVESMATTER from the Asbury United Methodist Church on Dec. 12 after which set it ablaze utilizing lighter fluid and lighters. Tarrio posted an image of himself holding an unlit lighter to his Parler account and admitted days later in an interview with The Washington Publish that he joined within the burning of the banner.
When police pulled Tarrio over on Jan. 4 on the warrant for vandalizing the signal, officers discovered two unloaded magazines emblazoned with the Proud Boys emblem in his bag. Tarrio stated, based on a police report, that he sells the clips and those he was carrying had been bought by a buyer.
Tarrio pleaded responsible final month to destruction of property and tried possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding system.