Criminal Justice

A Houston man was arrested for allegedly taking photos inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

Authorities say Raul Jarrin entered the U.S. Capitol building alongside pro-Trump extremists on Jan. 6. He’s the 11th Houston-area arrest in the wake of the riot.

Raul Jarrin is the 11th Houston-area resident to be charged in connection to the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

A Houston man was arrested this week for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 and taking photos while inside. At least 11 Houston-area residents have charged in connection to the riot — at least 67 Texans in total have been arrested.

Authorities say Raul Jarrin walked through the East Front House Door entrance of the Capitol building and took several photographs before leaving, according to court documents.

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Police say Jarrin was captured on surveillance footage inside the building. Additionally, court documents say the location of a mobile device linked to Jarrin’s email address was found to be near the Capitol at the time of the attack.

During an interview with the FBI in July 2021, Jarrin admitted that he was in the vicinity of the Capitol on Jan. 6, but denied entering the building itself, according to court documents. Police say Jarrin also showed investigators several photos that he took on his cell phone during the riot.

Jarrin was arrested on Wednesday and is now facing federal charges, including disorderly conduct on restricted grounds and remaining in a restricted building with intent to impede or disrupt official functions.

Jarrin is the 11th Houston-area arrest in the wake of the riot. He joins 10 others, including former HPD officer Tam Dinh Pham and Houston residents Andrew Quentin Taake and Shane Jenkins.

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