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FBI arrests Iowa mother, son on charges in U.S. Capitol attack

Deborah Sandoval and Salvador Sandoval Jr.
Deborah Sandoval and Salvador Sandoval Jr.
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DES MOINES — A mother and son from Iowa were arrested Friday on charges stemming from their alleged participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI said agents arrested Deborah Sandoval of Des Moines and her son, Salvador Sandoval Jr. of Ankeny, on federal warrants charging them with several offenses.

Both are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Deborah Sandoval also is charged with disrupting the orderly conduct of government, while her son is charged with obstructing law enforcement.

Criminal complaints and affidavits detailing the specific allegations against the two remained sealed and unavailable for public review Friday afternoon.

Four Iowa residents have now been arrested for their alleged participation in the violent Jan. 6 mob attack that delayed Congress’ ratification of President Joe Biden’s victory.

Doug Jensen of Des Moines, who is seen on video menacing a police officer near the Senate, is charged with carrying a knife near where then-Vice President Mike Pence and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris were meeting.

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Leo Kelly of Cedar Rapids also faces charges after he admitted he entered the Senate chamber during the riot.

Former President Donald Trump was impeached by the House for inciting the mob with false claims that the election was stolen. He was acquitted on a 57-43 vote in the Senate, 10 votes short of the threshold for a conviction.

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