Camp Lejeune Sergeant among 3 Marines arrested in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Three Marines, including one based at Camp Lejeune, were arrested Wednesday for their participation in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
According to court documents unsealed Thursday, Dodge Dale Hellonen, Micah Coomer, and Joshua Abate were arrested on four charges each stemming from their participation in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to prevent the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election.
They were each charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, two counts of disorderly conduct, and parading or picketing inside the U.S. Capitol.
Prosecutors say all three Marines work in jobs connected to the intelligence community.
Investigators say they first learned of the three men when they found photos from inside the Capitol that Coomer posted on Instagram.
Hellonen, a sergeant, is assigned to the 3rd Marine Raider Support Battalion and as a signals intelligence operator and analyst. He is stationed at Camp Lejeune and his warrant shows he was arrested in Jacksonville.