Daily Beast: Ex-con, Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Monday, a source familiar with the case told CBS News. Tarrio’s arrest was later confirmed by D.C. Metropolitan Police.
BREAKING: Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio has been arrested in DC, charged with destruction of property, illegally possessing 2 high capacity magazines and for "Possession of High Capacity Feeding Device."
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He was arrested in response to an outstanding warrant on a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property connected to theat a historic Washington, D.C., church last month; but when he was detained, Tarrio also had in his possession two high-capacity magazines, according to a source familiar with the case.
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Tarrio’s arrest comes just 48 hours before his pro-Trump group is planning to rally Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in support of the president’s last-ditch efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election.
The D.C. National Guard plans to activateto support D.C. Metropolitan Police if the rallies proceed as planned. The possession of the magazines is a felony in the District, and if Tarrio is charged with a felony, that could result in a “stay away” order from D.C.
In 2004, when he was 20 years old, Tarrio was convicted of theft. He was sentenced to three years of probation, community service, and ordered to pay restitution. In 2013, Tarrio was sentenced to 30 months (of which he spent 16) in federal prison for rebranding and reselling stolen medical devices.