OWEN Shroyer is the host of Infowars, a right-wing platform that discusses politics and current events.
Shroyer made headlines on August 20, 2021, when it was announced that he was set to be arrested; he is the second person from Infowars to be taken into custody.
Who is Owen Shroyer and why is he trending on Twitter?
Owen Shroyer is the host of The War Room With Owen Shroyer on the Infowars website.
The site is owned and operated by Alex Jones, a popular conspiracy theorist, and radio host.
Shroyer is trending on Twitter after he was charged in connection to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, according to court documents filed Friday.
He faces misdemeanor charges such as disorderly conduct and entering a restricted area of Capitol grounds.
Authorities say video shows Shroyer marching to the Capitol from the Ellipse shortly before rioters entered, telling the crowd “Today we march for the Capitol because on this historic January 6, 2021, we have to let our Congressmen and women know, and we have to let Mike Pence know, they stole the election, we know they stole it, and we aren’t going to accept it!”
According to court documents, Shroyer was seen on the west side of the Capitol next to the inauguration stage.
He was also spotted at the top of the stairs on the east side of the Capitol.
The day before the riot, Shroyer spoke at Freedom Plaza, saying: “Americans are ready to fight.
“We’re not exactly sure what that’s going to look like perhaps in a couple of weeks if we can’t stop this certification of the fraudulent election … we are the new revolution!
“We are going to restore and we are going to save the republic!” according to the court document.
Another Infowars employee, video editor Samuel Montoya, was arrested in April on charges including impeding passage through the Capitol grounds.
Has Owen Shroyer been arrested before?
Shroyer was arrested in December 2019 for yelling during a House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing.
He received a deferred prosecution agreement in which he agreed to do community service.
The host also agreed to follow a few conditions such as not engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court documents.
However, according to authorities, he had not completed any of the required community service hours as of January 6, and the agreement was still in effect.
Shroyer was also kicked out of a Texas Rangers game on August 3, 2021, after bringing a massive TRUMP WON flag to the stadium.
According to a video uploaded to YouTube by Elan News, it appears to show Shroyer in the right-field stands during the seventh inning of the Rangers and Seattle Mariners game, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Shroyer and another unidentified man were briefly detained by security while they waited for Arlington Police to arrive.
Several conservative sites identified Shroyer as the man in the red Texas Rangers jersey and American flag logo baseball cap.
However, it was unclear whether Shroyer and the man were arrested or charged.
After the incident, Shroyer spoke to the security guards, saying: “They stole our election though, you know.
“I know the rules. You can’t take my flag … your election was stolen, too.
“Americans should be more upset that our election got stolen than if we have a flag.
“Everybody knows Trump won. And they’re more upset because I have a flag than that our election was stolen.”
What did Owen Shroyer say about the charges against him?
According to Buzzfeed News, Shroyer commented on air about the charges against him, saying: “A couple hours ago, I was informed by my attorney that there is a warrant out for my arrest with allegations involving Jan. 6, and I will have to turn myself in Monday morning.
“There’s a lot of questions, some I have answers to, some I don’t. I’m not going to be getting into more of this today on the air.
“And I plan on declaring innocence of these charges because I am.”
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