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Denton County Man Latest North Texan Charged in Jan. 6 Riot at U.S. Capitol

Trophy Club man released, faces several charges related to riot at the U.S. Capitol riot

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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A Denton County man who is accused of participating in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot surrendered Monday, the latest North Texan to be accused in the attack.

Kerry Wayne Persick, 41, of Trophy Club, is accused of entering a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct, violent entry, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

He was released under certain conditions, including that he does not communicate with other accused rioters.

A criminal complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia includes color photographs of Persick inside and outside the U.S. Capitol building wearing a red “Make America Great Again” ball cap.

Kerry Wayne Persick
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Kerry Wayne Persick, pictured, is accused of participating in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Social media photos used as evidence in the DOJ criminal complaint.

An unidentified source tipped off the FBI about his identity and provided at least one photo of him, according to the complaint.

James Mongaras, a Dallas attorney representing Persick, said his client maintains his innocence.

"At this time we are in the process of reviewing the discovery and the constitutionality of these charges contained in the complaint," Mongaras said in an email.

Persick was the 23rd accused U.S. Capitol rioter arrested by the FBI's Dallas division, which includes the northern half of Texas.

This story has been updated with comments from Persick's attorney.

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