Tennessee man arrested in Cookeville for alleged role in Capitol riots

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 28-year-old man from Crossville has been arrested nearly two months after his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riots.

The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee said Bryan Wayne Ivey was taken into custody by FBI agents Thursday morning in Cookeville. His charges were not disclosed, but investigators said they were related to the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

Hours after his arrest, Ivey made an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate judge in Nashville.

No additional information was immediately released about Ivey’s arrest or his alleged role in the riots.

Ivey is one of eight people arrested in Tennessee in connection with the riots.

Eric Munchel, known as “Zip Tie Guy,” was taken into custody in Nashville on Jan. 12 and his mother, Lisa Eisenhart was arrested days later.

Other arrests include Matthew Bledsoe in the Memphis area, Blake Austin Reed in Nashville and Joseph Lino Padilla in East Tennessee.

Eric Chase Torrens and Jack Jesse Griffith, known as Juan Bibiano, were both taken into custody by FBI agents in Gallatin.

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