Fort Bragg soldier arrested and charged in January 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

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(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A Fort Bragg soldier who joined the Army in June has been arrested and billed with attacking legislation enforcement officers throughout the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

James Mault of Brockport, NY was taken into custody at Fort Bragg on Oct 6, according to Col. Joe Buccino with the XVIII Airborne Corp.

Mault, in accordance to his commanding officers, enlisted in the Army in June of 2021, a entire six months just after the insurrection.

In accordance to not long ago unsealed documents from the Justice Division, Mault, carrying a pink hard hat, sprayed a chemical agent at officers.

The hardhat at a sticker of Ironworkers Regional 33 of Rochester, NY.

A spokesperson with the Area says Mault is not a member of the union.

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Mault explained to investigators he wore the challenging hat due to the fact he “was knowledgeable of ANTIFA attacking Trump supporters” and needed to challenging hat for some variety of safety.

An anonymous supply contacted the FBI to report Mault at the Capitol.

In accordance to prosecutors, Mault’s mother instructed the FBI her spouse, Mault’s father, drove her son and various some others down to the capitol.

Anita Mault stated she thought her son and husband were going to a tranquil protest and not a riot.

She confirmed to investigators that the male in the photos is indeed her son.

Mault denied assaulting any individual or causing any problems for the duration of the riots.

A number of photos clearly show a male matching Mault’s likeness keeping what the FBI suggests is a chemical spray canister.

He explained to investigators that he was pressured to go into the Capitol developing due to a massive group pushing powering him.

Mault is staying held in jail prior to his demo.

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