Jan. 6 Fugitives Arrested at Florida Ranch 3 Years After Capitol Attack: FBI

GROVELAND, Florida – The FBI announced on Saturday that three suspects wanted in connection with the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol have been apprehended at a ranch in Florida. According to court records, one of the suspects had been on the run since the attack, while the other two failed to appear for their trial.

The FBI’s Tampa field office confirmed the arrest of Jonathan Daniel Pollock, Olivia Michele Pollock, and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III. The arrest warrants were executed in the early hours of Saturday morning at a ranch in Groveland. The details of their capture have not been disclosed.

Jonathan Daniel Pollock, 24, had been considered armed and dangerous, with the FBI offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Along with Olivia Michele Pollock, 33, and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III, 27, Jonathan was charged in June 2021 for multiple offenses related to the Capitol attack. A grand jury subsequently indicted them.

The three suspects had been accused of traveling together to Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, and assaulting law enforcement officers during the attack. Prosecutors stated that their actions demonstrated prior planning and coordination. The indictment also alleged that Jonathan Daniel Pollock stole two Capitol Police riot shields during the assault.

Jonathan Daniel Pollock was described by prosecutors as the most violent among the defendants. He had evaded arrest and faced federal charges that included assaulting officers, theft of government property, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Olivia Michele Pollock and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III were previously arrested in June 2021 but were released on bail before their trial. However, they failed to appear for court proceedings, with Olivia Michele Pollock missing a status conference in March 2023. Consequently, their jury trial, scheduled for August 7, 2023, did not take place.

The three suspects are now expected to appear in federal court in Ocala, Florida on Monday to face the charges against them.