Family tips off FBI that Gaston County man was at Capitol riots

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Grayson Sherrill, of Cherryville, is the latest North Carolinian to be charged in connection with the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Two family members tipped off authorities that the Gaston County man was at the Capitol that day. They provided the FBI with screenshots of Sherrill, who wore a red “Keep America Great” hoodie participating in the insurrection.

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Law enforcement also saw a Getty image of a similar photo of Sherrill, which was taken from a bit further away.

Law enforcement gathered more footage that shows Sherrill inside and outside of the Capitol building, specifically inside the Rotunda.

The affidavit shows charges that Sherrill engaged in disorderly or disruptive conduct at the Capitol and impeded, disrupted or disturbed a session of Congress. He is also accused of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

Sherrill was arrested Monday morning in Cherryville.