According to court records Aiden Bilyard was detained in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to court records, he faces several charges including felony civil disorder and assaulting officers using a dangerous weapons, destruction of government properties, entering and remaining inside a restricted building equipped with deadly or dangerous weapons, and disorderly conduct with deadly or dangerous weapons.
After you have been identified online sleuths operating under the “Sedition Hunters” bannerBilyard, who was nicknamed #HarvardSweats by his friends, was interviewed back in August by the FBI at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
“At the time, BILYARD was attending basic training for the United States Air Force but has since separated from the Air Force and moved back home to Cary, North Carolina,” an FBI special agent wrote in an affidavit unsealed Tueday.
FBI relied upon public information Facebook posts by Bilyard’s mother that showed him wearing the same Harvard sweatshirt he wore to the Capitol to help seal the case against their Bilyard. Her posts on Bilyard’s enlistment in the U.S. Air Force were also noted by online sleuths.
Bilyard isn’t the first person with military ties charged in connection with the Capitol riot, nor the first to enlist in the U.S. military after participating in the Jan. 6 attack. James Mault reenlisted in the U.S. ArmyEven after being interviewed by FBI, Bilyard continued to participate in the Jan.6 attack. In Bilyard’s case, he separated from the Air Force after his FBI interview in August.
More than 650 FBI agents were detained in connection with Jan. 6 attacks. one-fourthThis is the number of people who were charged with criminal misconduct that day. More than 350 people were involved in violence that day, which includes more than 250 pro-Trump mob members who attacked cops.