Michigan Man Arrested After Prosecutors Say He Bragged About Jan. 6

  • A Michigan man accused of bragging about participating in the Capitol riot has been arrested. 
  • Prosecutors said Tim Levon Boughner, 41, said on Facebook that he “fucked those cops up.” 
  • He made his first court appearance on Wednesday in the Eastern District of Michigan. 

A Michigan man whom prosecutors said bragged that he “fucked those cops up” at the January 6 insurrection has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. 

Tim Levon Boughner, 41, was arrested on Tuesday in Lapeer County, Michigan, and was charged with using a chemical spray against police officers, the Justice Department said.

According to court documents, footage was posted on YouTube that showed Boughner among other rioters at the Capitol. He bragged about his actions later that day on Facebook, writing that he “Fucked those cops up,” the criminal complaint says. 

Weeks later, in February, prosecutors wrote that he referenced the riot on Facebook once again. “I have to share. My life has not been the same since this day,” he said, according to the complaint. “I still don’t know how I ended up on the capital steps having a pepper spray fight with the capital police.”

Boughner made his first court appearance on Wednesday in the Eastern District of Michigan. 

Over 700 individuals have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the deadly insurrection.

Boughner’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment. 

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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