Garner man charged with violent entry, disorderly conduct in US Capitol insurrection

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Garner man for crimes related to the violence and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Stephen Maury Baker of Garner was taken into custody and had his initial court appearance on Monday, according to the FBI.

Baker is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Images from the federal complaint against Stephen Baker

Federal court documents say Baker live-streamed from inside the Capitol under the name “Stephen Ignoramus.”

Read the criminal complaint against Stephen Maury Baker

Media outlets such as MSN and Vice embedded those videos in published articles about the riots.

During the live stream, “Ignoramus” can be heard saying “I’m a live-streamer and musician. We’re having fun, huh? Repent and believe in Jesus.”

After he says police are forcing people out, “Ignoramus” says “I’m one of the last people up in here.”

Videos of the riot were deleted from the “Stephen Ignoramus” YouTube page sometime between Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, but investigators were able to see a cached version of the channel that showed a series of videos have been uploaded at one time.

One such vidoe was titled “DC Steam #1 0 Pre Ellipse” and was 8 minutes and 6 seconds long.

Investigators were able to to find that same video on other video stream platforms, federal documents show.

In the immediate aftermath of the riot, Washington Metro police said seven people from North Carolina were among the dozens arrested.

Federal agents have now arrested more than 100 across the country as the investigation into the insurrection continues.

On Jan. 19, the FBI announced the arrest of Christopher Raphael Spencer in connection with the riot.

Spence, who is from Pilot Mountain, was taken into custody without incident in Kernersville.

The FBI continues to seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating people who were involved in the Jan. 6 riots.

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