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Two Arizonans among five linked to Proud Boys, arrested in Capitol breach

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KANSAS CITY (KVOA/AP) - Five people prosecutors have linked to a Kansas City metro chapter of the Proud Boys have been arrested on federal charges for their roles in the Jan. 6 breach at the U.S. Capitol.

Felicia and Cory Konold, who prosecutors linked to the Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys, were arrested in Tucson on Thursday.

Felicia and Cory Konold arrested in connected to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

The affidavit claims they conspired with others to intentionally obstruct the certification of electoral college votes from the presidential election.

Felicia and Corey Konold were identified through pictures and public video as taking part in the siege on the U.S. capitol building.

The Proud Boys group was there in large numbers according to the report.

When asked to condemn the group back in September, former President Donald Trump said:

"What do you wanna call them? Give me a name, give me a name, go ahead who would you like me to condemn? Who? Proud Boys, stand back and stand by."

The report provides evidence that shows both Felicia and Corey Konold participated in helping crowds pass police barriers and obstruct law enforcement from securing the capitol from the protesters.

A witness provided information for Felicia Konold's Snapchat account, where the report says she talks about being recruited into a Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys despite being from Tucson.

The report also says Konold posted a video saying "I never could have imagined having that much of an influence on the events that unfolded today" and "we did it."

News 4 Tucson spoke to their father, Robert Konold, and he said that he was unaware of their arrests until he saw our newscast when he returned home from work.

Robert told us he is "shocked and concerned" about their arrests.

A probable cause affidavit alleges they conspired to impede certification of the Electoral College vote.

William Norman Chrestman and Christopher Charles Kuehn, both of Olathe, Kansas, and Louis Enrique Colon, of Blue Springs, Missouri, were charged with conspiracy civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, among other charges. Chrestman also separately faces an additional charge of threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer.

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Mark Mingura

Mark Mingura joined KVOA as a Multi Media Journalist in October 2019. Originally from the valley and with ties to Tucson, Mark is excited to get back to his home state and tell the stories of the Old Pueblo.

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