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South Paris man arrested for involvement in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Todd Tilley assisting a climber
Todd Tilley assisting a climber(U.S. Department of Justice)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 5:22 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WMTW) - A South Paris man has been arrested for his involvement with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to court documents.

Todd Tilley of South Paris is facing a multitude of allegations including entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building and disorderly conduct at the Capitol building.

A criminal complaint states Tilley was spotted on a YouTube video, which is no longer available, in the minutes leading up to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt. The video shows rioters attempting to breach the door to the house chamber, according to officials.

The agent investigating Tilley’s involvement spoke with the man’s brother, who confirmed a picture from the video was Todd Tilley.

His brother also told agents he was aware that Tilley attended the rally, but did not know he entered the Capitol building.

The man’s brother sent a screenshot to authorities from Tilley on Jan. 6. The text asks Tilley if he was there, to which Tilley replied: “Yes. Pence screwed us over,” documents say.

Before entering the building, images allegedly show Tilley helping another person climb a wall to reach the stairs leading to the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol.

Officials also say he was spotted on closed-circuit video entering through the Senate wing doors on the west side of the building around 2:24 p.m.

Tilley was spotted on video multiple times, including at one point to join a crowd chanting “Stop the steal.”

Tilley was arrested on Tuesday in Portland.

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