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Feds: Orange County man with ‘Proud Boys’ tattoo took selfie inside Senate chamber during Capitol riot

ORLANDO, Fla. — A 30-year-old Orange County man with a “Proud Boys” tattoo is accused of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot and sharing a selfie showing him inside Senate chambers, according to federal documents released Tuesday.

Arthur Jackman, the husband of an Orange County deputy, was taken into custody in Orlando and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

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Investigators said Jackman identified himself as a member of the Proud Boys, a group that describes itself as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.”

In court on Tuesday he wore a shirt that said “Proud Boys did nothing wrong,” but turned it inside out when he walked out of the courthouse.

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According to court documents, Jackman, who has a Proud Boys tattoo on his left wrist, told investigators he was in D.C. on Jan. 6 when the riot occurred. Investigators said he told them he was there as a “visual representation, to support President Trump and stop the steal.”

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Investigators said Jackman would not comment on whether he entered the Capitol building. But they said a friend of Jackman’s contacted the FBI after receiving a text from Jackman, including a selfie that Jackman took inside the Senate chambers.

In that selfie, investigators said Jackman is doing a hand sign associated with the Proud Boys.

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Records show he was also seen on video with Joseph Biggs, a Proud Boys organizer who was also arrested in Central Florida.

He is charged with obstruction of official proceedings and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry and engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Jackman is married to Orange County deputy Sarah Jackman, who has been with the agency since May 2015. The office said in a statement that she was at work on Jan. 6.

“The FBI has told OCSO there is no evidence or indication that she had anything to do with the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6 or is a member of any extremist organization,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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