William McCall Calhoun Jr. was arrested on January 15 and charged with his involvement in the riot.

AMERICUS, Georgia – Court documents reveal more about what led to the arrest of an Americus, Georgia attorney following the U.S. Capitol riot earlier this month.

William McCall Calhoun Jr. was arrested on January 15 and charged with entering a restricted building or compound; Violent intrusion or inappropriate behavior; Manipulation of a witness, victim, or informant.

Calhoun’s use of social media is how he was brought to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to an affidavit from the FBI agent charged with the case, a concerned citizen called and was able to provide information that he shared on Facebook, Twitter and Parler. They said he was a lawyer in town.

The State Bar of Georgia has a record of someone of the same name in Americus who is an active member who practices criminal and insurance law.

The caller read some of the posts threatening the lives of Democrats who were “shot on the spot” and said that according to the documents they will “kill every last communist who stands in Trump’s way”.

(The story continues under the copy of the affidavit)

The FBI found, according to the affidavit, that Calhoun had traveled to DC on January 6th to protest the fraud in the 2020 presidential election and was planning to “storm” the Capitol. He announced his intention to be there in a post on Parler on December 29th.

“We, the people, have no other realistic way of communicating our unwavering intention to call for fair elections now and forever – or else. See you there,” the document says.

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On January 5, he announced, according to screenshots of the social media posts, that he was leaving for the Capitol.

“They went to DC to give the GOP a backbone – to let them know this is their last chance to stop The Steal – or they will have bigger problems than those pampered Antifa who are burning down their safe rooms . “

The next day he shared a photo of the Capitol on Facebook from the rally and said, “We’ll enter the Capitol before this ends.”

He gave Facebook an update that they had made it in and that they “physically owned the Capitol”.

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He boasted in the post that he was one of the first of us to come upstairs, kicking in Nancy Pelosi’s office door and pushing the hallway to her sanctuary, and that if the speaker were around, she “probably would have been swept in” . little pieces.”

He said they broke through the police barricades, broke into the building, started shouting names and “stormed upstairs … looking for Congressmen.”

In his next post that same day, Calhoun wrote on Facebook that “the American people have proven that we have power”.

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“We have physically taken control of the Capitol Building in a hostile hand-to-hand takeover,” he wrote. “We have occupied the Capitol and closed the government – we have closed their stolen election gimmicks.”

This affidavit, signed on January 12, resulted in arrest warrants for Calhoun. He was celebrated on the 15th. His first appearance in court was on the same day, according to WALB. They said Calhoun will remain in custody and that his detention and preliminary hearing are scheduled for this week.