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Tennessee man accused of violence in Capitol riot

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 12:08:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials say a Tennessee man is accused of being violent during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

A statement from the Justice Department says the charges against 40-year-old Joshua John Portlock of Smyrna include engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers.

He was arrested Wednesday in Smyrna, made his initial court appearance and was released pending a hearing on Nov. 9. It wasn’t immediately clear if Portlock has an attorney.