Plover man arrested, accused of entering US Capitol amid January 6 unrest

Conlin Weyer
Courtesy: Department of Justice.

WASHINGTON — FBI agents arrested a Wisconsin man Friday, more than a year and five months after he allegedly entered the U.S. Capitol amid the unrest during the certification of the presidential election results on January 6, 2021.

According to the Department of Justice, multiple screenshots and videos show Conlin Weyer, 21, of Plover, inside the Capitol along with other protesters who breached the building as lawmakers attempted to certify Joe Biden’s win over then-President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Cell phone data reportedly shows a phone belonging to Weyer was inside the Capitol between 2:15 p.m. and 3:03 p.m. Surveillance footage also shows him inside the Statuary Hall and Rotunda, according to a statement of facts.

Weyer appeared in court in Madison Friday; an initial appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is set for 1 p.m. on June 17.

At least nine Wisconsin residents have been arrested and charged in connection with the January 6 riot, according to a justice department tally.