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Connecticut residents arrested after Jan. 6 include 'Shaman's' left-hand man, man who pinned officer with shield

Richard Crosby, Jr. posing for a photo from the Senate Dais on January 6, 2021
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Richard Crosby Jr. (right), poses for a photo from the Senate dais on Jan. 6, 2021.

One year ago, pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Five people from Connecticut were arrested and charged with breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Carla Krzywicki of Canterbury and her mother, Jean Lavin, face several federal criminal charges, including entering a restricted building.

“My client is very young, adorable, not a political activist,” said Heather Shaner, an attorney who represents Krzywicki, 19. An attorney for Lavin didn’t respond to a request for comment.

“She’s a student and she works full time, and she is absolutely lovely,” Shaner said of her client.

Investigators say that on Jan. 6, Krzywicki and her mother climbed a bike rack to enter the Capitol. They also say Krzywicki was wearing a sweatshirt and a hat that both read “Trump.”

The mother and daughter were arrested in September after federal investigators spotted them on Capitol surveillance video. They also found a Facebook post of Krzywicki’s featuring a photo taken from inside the building.

Krzywicki has a plea hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Shaner believes her client won’t receive a major punishment — she may face home detention or probation and community service.

Patrick McCaughey of Ridgefield was charged in the attack of a Metropolitan Police Department officer. He allegedly used a riot shield to break into the Capitol.

“We are poring through the immense amount of discovery in preparation for a trial later this year,” said attorney Lindy Urso, who represents McCaughey. McCaughey’s next court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4.

Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman,” is one of the most recognizable figures in the effort to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. Chansley was the shirtless man in the horned hat and red, white, and blue face paint who took to the dais of the U.S. Senate chamber and prayed aloud.

Chansley isn’t from Connecticut, but to his left was Richard Crosby Jr., who’s from Harwinton. Crosby faces a slew of federal criminal charges, including obstruction of Congress and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. He’s next due in court via teleconference on Feb. 10.

Finally, Jeremy Baouche of New London has four charges against him, including disruptive and disorderly conduct in a restricted building.

Attorneys for Baouche and Crosby did not comment on their cases.

Frankie Graziano is the host of 'The Wheelhouse,' focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.

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