An alleged participant in last week’s Capitol riot now faces a federal grand jury indictment charging him with civil disorder and other crimes.
Mark Leffingwell, reportedly from Seattle, Washington, was first charged last week with assaulting a federal law enforcement officer, violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, and knowingly entering a restricted building.
A Capitol Police officer alleged in a statement of facts that Leffingwell repeatedly punched him during the riot.
The Washington, D.C. grand jury indictment adds the civil disorder charge to the list.
“[T]he civil disorder obstructed, delayed and adversely affected the conduct and performance of a federally protected function, namely the certification of the Electoral College of the 2020 Presidential Election by a joint session of Congress,” the indictment alleged.
The grand jury indictment was filed Monday and entered into the federal court system’s online records database on Tuesday.
The indictment lists seven counts total against Leffingwell. On top of civil disorder, he was charged with two counts of assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, or interfering with Capitol Police officers; one count of entering and remaining in a restricted building; one count of disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building; one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and one count of physical violence in a Capitol building.
Leffingwell isn’t the first to face a civil disorder charge — a Des Moines man arrested by the FBI Saturday faces that charge and others.
However Leffingwell and another man, who was arrested for alleged possession of guns and Molotov cocktails in his vehicle nearby the Capitol, were the first to face a grand jury indictment. Neither has entered a plea.
Read the indictment below:
This post has been updated.