Tampa, Fla. - More than 800 people have been arrested for their alleged role in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Of those 800, more have been rounded up in Florida than any other state and many of the people arrested, charged and sentenced to prison were in the Tampa Bay area, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Residents representing Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota counties are accused of traveling to the nation's capital to participate in what would become a deadly attack on the U.S. government.
Floridians from at least 16 other counties, including Volusia, Broward, Marion, Duval, Miami-Dade, Charlotte, Brevard, Palm Beach, Escambia, Orange, St. Lucie, Lee, Osceola, Seminole, St. John's, Clay, and Baker counties have also been charged in connection with the riots.
Defendants from at least 24 of Florida's 67 counties are listed on the DOJ's website of suspects in Capitol breach cases.
Tampa Bay arrests, by county:
Audrey Ann Southard-Rumsey, Spring Hill
Southard-Rumsey was arrested on June 2, 2021, and indicted on June 4, 2021.
Audrey Southard leaves federal court, with shoes in hand, after her first appearance.
In video clips from the incident, Southard-Rumsey can allegedly be heard saying, "Last friend, last bullet. What's it going to be?"
Steven Miles, Zephyrhills
Miles was arrested on April 12, 2022. Miles can allegedly be seen in photos and videos from January 6, 2021, wearing a "Make America Great Again" baseball hat.
He was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, civil disorder, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon, and related offenses.
Robert Scott Palmer, Largo
Palmer was among a group from the Bay Area whose alleged actions were highly publicized.
Videos showed Palmer discharging a fire extinguisher on Capitol officers before he used it to beat them.
In a handwritten letter, Palmer apologized for his actions and said he realizes that former President Trump lied about the election results, writing, "little did I realize that they were the tyrannical ones desperate to hold on to power at any cost."
Dion Rajewski, Largo
Rajewski was charged in January, 2022. Officials said he used pepper spray during the riot.
Dion Rajewski, Alan Fischer, III, Zachary Johnson
James Brett IV, Clearwater
He did not enter a plea on felony charges of civil disorder.
Michael Stepakoff, Palm Harbor
He was originally charged with violent entry of the Capitol grounds.
Zachary Johnson, St. Petersburg
Alan Fischer, III, Tampa
Tampa resident Anthony Fischer, III, charged with civil disorder and assaulting or resisting officers using a dangerous weapon.
According to officials, Fischer marched with the far right group, the Proud Boys, on Jan. 6, 2021 and was charged for participating in the riots a year later, on Jan. 13, 2022.
Jeremy Brown, Tampa
Brown, a former Army Green Beret and one-time candidate for Congress, was arrested in September 2021.
He allegedly told officials that he was present in Washington, D.C. and provided security for what he called "VIPs" at the "Stop the Steal" rally.
Matthew Council, Riverview
Council is accused of pushing a uniformed officer of the U.S. Capitol Police. He was arrested on Jan 14. 2021 and later pleaded not guilty.
Michael Perkins, Plant City
Officials say Perkins used a flagpole as a dangerous weapon during the Capitol riots.
He was arrested on June 30, 2021. Officials said he used a flagpole as a dangerous weapon.
Mitchell Todd Gardner, II, Tampa
Gardner was arrested on June 25, 2021, and indicted on Oct. 8, 2021. He had a total of six charges.
Paul Allard Hodgkins, Tampa
Hodgkins was the first person to be sentenced for his involvement in the Capitol riots.
He was given 8 months in prison in July 2021 after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing an official proceeding. Prosecutors agreed to drop lesser charges, including entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.
Brian Boele, Lakeland
Boele and another man are accused of illegally forcing their way into the Capitol grounds and made it to the lower terrace where they confronted police.
Brian Boele, 59, of Lakeland and James Brett, IV
Corinne Montoni, Lakeland
Montoni allegedly posted on social media while she participated in the January 6 riot at the nation's Capitol building, but then she tried to delete her posts when she found out other rioters were being arrested.
Montoni wrote on social media, "We are done with these traitors. Today we showed them how done we are."
Federal prosecutors charged her with trespassing, obstruction of an official proceeding, and disorderly conduct in a restricted building. She was arrested on March 9, 2021.
Joshua Christopher Doolin, Lakeland
Doolin was among four people from Lakeland accused of traveling together to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in the insurrection. He is also suspected of helping to conceal the whereabouts of an alleged co-conspirator, Jonathan Pollock.
Doolin, a former Polk County EMT, faces charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer. Agents say Doolin was spotted with zip-tie handcuffs tucked into his belt and a riot-control chemical spray can, which appears to belong to law enforcement, slung over his shoulder.
Doolin was arrested on June 30, 2021, and indicted on July 1, 2021. He pleaded not guilty to all counts on July 8, 2021.
Olivia Pollock, Lakeland
Olivia Pollock allegedly traveled with her brother and a group of others to D.C. for the Jan. 6 riots.
The woman identified as Olivia Pollack
She faces charges including assault on law enforcement, violent entry and disorderly conduct, and theft of government property.
Joshua Daniel Hutchison, III, Lakeland
One of Olivia Pollock's alleged travel partners, Joshua Hutchison, faces chargs of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, theft of government property, entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The FBI says this images shows Doolin, Perkins, and Pollock engaging with officers.
Michael Steven Perkins, Lakeland
Perkins, also a member of the Lakeland group who went to the Capitol, was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, theft of government property, entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Michael Perkins was held without bond
Adam Johnson, Parrish
Also known as the 'The Lectern Guy', Adam Johnson became famous for a photo showing him carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern from the Capitol building.
Johnson was arrested on Jan 8, 2021, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 75 days in jail followed by a year of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, a $5000 fine and $500 in restitution on Feb. 25, 2022.
\A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
Daniel Lyons Scott, Englewood
Scott was arrested on May 20, 2021. He had a total of six charges, including knowingly entering and disorderly conduct in any restricted building or grounds, knowingly engaging in act of physical violence in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct and act of physical violence on capitol grounds, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, obstruction of justice/congress, and assault on a federal officer with physical contact and intent to commit another felony.
Joseph Hackett, Sarasota
Seditious conspiracy is one of the more serious charges faced by any defendants in the investigation. The Sarasota man considered himself a member of the far right militia group The Oath Keepers, according to prosecutors.
Hackett and others allegedly wore tactical vests, helmets, goggles and hard-knuckle tactical gloves and formed military-style "stacks" to push their way through Capitol Police officers and into the building, causing thousands of dollars in damage and injuring officers set to defend the Capitol and members of Congress inside.
More charges and arrests
Other notable Floridians charged in the Jan. 6 attack include a man who claims to be the former leader of The Oath Keepers.
Kelly Meggs, of Dunnellon, faces some of the most serious charges to be associated with the event: seditious conspiracy.
His wife, Connie, faces charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, destruction of government property, and entering a restricted building.
FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers. (Aaron C. Davis/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Meanwhile, the current leader and founder of the Proud Boys, Elmer Stewart Rhodes, III, who is a resident of Texas but is charged as a co-defendant with several Floridians.
The indictment alleges Oath Keepers for weeks discussed trying to overturn the election results and preparing for a siege by purchasing weapons and setting up battle plans, repeatedly writing in chats about the prospect of violence and the need, as Rhodes allegedly wrote in one text, "to scare the s—-out of" Congress.
Tarrio, a South Florida resident, has been jailed since his arrest on March 8, a day after his indictment on charges including conspiracy.
If you have information regarding the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6, 2021 call the FBI at: 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
To submit at tip online visit: tips.fbi.gov.
To see who's still wanted by the FBI visit: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence.