Burleson man is seventh in North Texas to be arrested in Capitol riot
A Burleson man was arrested for taking part in the Capitol riots on January 6.
Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, was charged with entering a restricted building; intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions; and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds. He was arrested on January 26 and appeared in a Fort Worth court.
DeCarlo shared his plans on social media and appears in photos and videos from the Capitol, including one with Nichols Ochs, founder of a "Proud Boys" chapter in Hawaii, next to a door in which the words "murder the media" have been scrawled.
In the photo, he's wearing a T-shirt with the words "MT Media News," which the complaint against him says stands for "Murder The Media News."
DeCarlo claimed he was a "citizen journalist," but FBI officials said he did not have credentials. A story in the LA Times says he has a YouTube channel with less than 600 followers.
According to the complaint, DeCarlo and Ochs posted a video after the riot in which Och says, "We have just, uh, peeked through this window, and on television, the headline reads that Congress stopped the vote when we stormed the Capitol. And, as we've been saying all day, we came here to stop the steal."
DeCarlo replies, "That's what I came down here to do. We [expletive deleted] did it. We did our job. We did our job."
DeCarlo is the seventh person from North Texas who has been charged for participating in the insurrection.