The Capitol riot saw a man drag a police officer down the stairs. He was arrested.
Internet detectives have been studying Logan Barnhart for months, whom they called "CatSweat."
Prosecutors claim Barnhart was part in a multi-person attack on an officer who was outside a tunnel.
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Authorities have arrested the man, who was captured dragging a police officer down some stairs after the pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol seven months ago.
Logan Barnhart, a Michigan bodybuilder aged 40, is facing multiple charges including assaulting federal officers using a dangerous weapon.
HuffPost first reported Barnhart’s arrest. It said that he was a "white whale” for internet sleuths looking for information about unidentified insurrectionists. Barnhart was nicknamed "CatSweat" by the "Sedition Hunters," because he was believed to have worn a Caterpillar sweatshirt to the Capitol on January 6.
The FBI had previously referred to the man in that photograph as Capitol suspect 128 AFO. He was being sought for assaulting officers. HuffPost claimed Barnhart was identified months ago by citizen sleuths, but withheld his name due to his violent past. This includes rioting convictions from his teenage years.
Sedition Hunters found video of Barnhart at Trump's rally before the Capitol attack. It showed Barnhart without sunglasses. This gave sleuths an opportunity to search publicly-available facial-recognition material on the internet. HuffPost reported that the search resulted in multiple Barnhart images, including photographs of him on websites for bodybuilding and in portfolios of photographers.
Sedition Hunters also found photos of Barnhart in a shirtless pose on the covers of romance novels with titles like "Stepbrother unSEALed: A Bad Boy Military Romance."
Barnhart was arrested after he posted a photo of himself in July 2019 on Instagram. HuffPost reported Barnhart had posted a July 2019 photo in which he was wearing exactly the same American flag he would wear at the Capitol on January 6. Barnhart also posted a August 2020 video that featured a sweatshirt from the Caterpillar brand.
Prosecutors claim Barnhart is part of a multi-person attack on police officers in a tunnel located on the west side of Capitol. Barnhart was added to the 22-count indictment, which names seven others accused of being part in the attack against a DC Metropolitan officer.
Barnhart did not immediately reply to Insider's request.
Ronald Colton McAbee (27), of Unionville, Tennessee was also taken into custody Tuesday in connection to the assault. He was charged for inflicting bodily harm. The Department of Justice stated that both men appeared in court on Tuesday morning in their respective states.
Barnhart and McAbee were not the only ones named in the indictment. Clayton Ray Mullins and Jack Wade Whitton had been already arrested.
According to the prosecution, Whitton and Sabol had dragged the officer down the steps and into the crowd where Stager beat him with an American flag pole.