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Pensacola man arrested for alleged role in D.C. riot

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 19:03:10-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WTXL) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jacksonville Field Office, announced that a Pensacola man was taken into custody for his alleged role in the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted with Stevens’ arrest.

The FBI, with assistance from local and state law enforcement, arrested 25-year-old Tristan Chandler Stevens on Friday morning.

Stevens is charged with forcibly assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building.

“A month has passed, yet our nation remains shocked at the appalling acts of domestic terrorism that took place at the heart of our American democracy. Our office, in close coordination with all other federal law enforcement agencies, will continue to apply every possible resource to identify, prosecute, and punish anyone who participated in this anarchistic criminality,” said Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

His initial appearance was held today at 1:00 p.m. CST. Stevens’ detention hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, at 3:30 p.m. CST at the U.S. Courthouse in Pensacola.

Anyone with information about individuals who incited, promoted, or committed violence of any kind during the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or submit photos or video to

Stevens’ case will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.