Father, sons from Puyallup charged for involvement in Jan. 6 riot

The trio are facing six separate misdemeanor charges for their participation in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots.

PUYALLUP, Wash. — A father and his two sons from Puyallup are facing six misdemeanor charges for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Kevin Cronin Sr., Kevin Cronin II and Dylan Cronin were arraigned Monday in the US District Court in Tacoma for their alleged involvement in the riot that left more than 100 police officers injured. At least nine people who were there died during or after the riots.

According to a criminal complaint, Kevin Cronin II was a member of the Washington Army National Guard at the time of the riots. Dylan Cronin was assigned to the US Army Reserves.

Video obtained by the FBI captured the three at a political rally in Washington DC

At around 2:12 p.m., open-source video captured a person believed to be Dylan Cronin kicking the outer door of the Senate wing and using a piece of wood to break part of the door’s glass , according to the criminal complaint.

A minute later, video captures a person believed to be Dylan Cronin entering the US Capitol through a window.

Kevin Cronin Sr. and his two sons then meet at the Capitol.

The three exit the building at around 2:20 p.m

Kevin Cronin II and Dylan Cronin are seen minutes later re-entering the building. The two then wander through parts of the building, according to the criminal complaint.

The three were identified after the FBI obtained footage from Google showing at least two cell phones linked to the family’s Puyallup address were on the Capitol grounds at the time of the Jan. 6 riots. Vehicles belonging to Kevin Cronin II and Dylan Cronin were observed at the Puyallup home during the three months of court surveillance.

Washington Army National Guard leadership confirmed Kevin Cronin II’s military status after investigators met with them on Aug. 11, the criminal complaint said. An Army Reserve first sergeant confirmed Dylan Cronin’s military status. Military leadership also reviewed images from the Capitol riots and identified Kevin Cronin II and Dylan Cronin.

A US Postal Service supervisor who works with Kevin Cronin Sr. reviewed photos of the Capitol Building and said the person looked like him but wasn’t sure. According to the criminal complaint, a postal inspector who gave a briefing in February said that despite Cronin Sr. wearing a mask, the visible portion of his face appeared to match the man in the photos.

All three will face charges of destroying government property, entering and remaining in a restricted building or property, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or property, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or property, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, etc Acts of physical violence on Capitol grounds or buildings, as well as parades, demonstrations, or pickets at a Capitol.

The Washington Department of Defense confirmed Kevin Cronin II was released from the National Guard in August 2021.

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