Scott Fairlamb is among three rioters who were charged on Friday for the violence they caused during the Capitol riots.
Scott Kevin Fairlamb, a former ultimate fighter and current owner of Fairlamb Fit, was charged Friday with several crimes for his role in the Jan. 6 riots, including assaulting a federal officer and carrying a dangerous weapon.
According to his gyms website, Fairlamb started his professional MMA career in 2000 and was proclaimed to become a top ultimate fighter until his journey for greatness took a ominous [sic] detour.
In the midst of training and just two weeks after his MMA debut, Scott was diagnosed with a form of leukemia, the website states. Though to some this may sound like an unfortunate turn of eventsScotts reaction was nothing but expected as he knew the only option he had was to...FIGHT.
The website adds that just weeks after his diagnosis, Fairlamb returned to training before opening Fairlamb Fit in 2014. During his career, Fairlamb was an undefeated golden and diamond gloves champion, his website states.
Last spring, when New Jersey was forced to close down all gyms to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Fairlamb garnered local attention by announcing plans to reopen his gym whether Gov. Phil Murphy allowed it or not.
He has overstepped his boundaries and its time for these gyms, that are, that are essential to open up, Fairlamb told CBS New York.
The gym owner is among more than 100 rioters who have been charged in the riots, including several members of far-right extremist groups and a Michigan man who attacked a police officer with a hockey stick.
A Colorado geophysicist who allegedly beat up an officer during the riotsthen tried to flee to Switzerland the next daywas also arrested on Friday.
Jeffrey Sabol, 51, was busted at Westchester Medical Center on Friday after he admitted to assaulting an officer on the steps of the Capitol in a fit of rage, Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Gianforte said during a Friday hearing.
Gianforte said video taken by the Washington Post shows Sabol, who wore a helmet and Carhart jacket to the Jan. 6 riots, dragging an officer down the stairs while another protester hits him with an American flag. In another video, Sabol holds a police baton across the officers neck. After the savage attack, Sabol then bought a plane ticket to Zurich.
What is one of the many things Switzerland is known for? One of them is being a non-extradition country, Gianforte said. He thinks he wont get shipped back home to face the music.
Gianforte added that Sabol attempted suicide, a sad turn that he said can be taken as [a] consciousness of guilt. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause on Friday ordered Sabol to be detained pending trial, stating his conduct is beyond the pale ... I find it shocking.
A Federal Aviation Administration employee who believed in the QAnon conspiracy theory was also arrested for his role in the riots on Friday.
Kevin Strong, a California resident who was already under investigation by the FBI when he stormed the Capitol, is facing several charges after admitting to participating in the insurrection and taking a selfie in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosis office, according to a criminal complaint.
A week prior to the riots, a witness told the FBI that Strong believed in Q clearance and had declared that World War II was going to occur on Jan. 6. The witness added that Strong had a WW1WGA flagrepresenting the popular QAnon slogan where we go one, we go allat his house and had stated he believed the conspiracy theory was going to cover the cost of a truck he had recently bought.
Despite being under investigation, Strong went to the nations capital and participated in the riots, where he was captured on several news broadcasts. The complaint states that his FAA co-workers noticed Strong and contacted their employers internal investigations teamwho then called the FBI.
A Texas man who was captured on video participating in the riots has also been charged. Ray Grider, 39, was seen on video handing a helmet to another rioter attempting to break a glass window into the House chambers on Jan. 6.
According to a criminal complaint, the rioter who took the helmet proceeded to use it to strike the glass doorsbreaking the glass that [Ashli] Babbitt eventually attempted to jump through before she was shot. Babbit is among five people who died during the insurrection.
Video footage also captured how Grider attempted to push open the doors and then kick the doors in an attempt to breach the entrance leading to House Chamber where members of Congress were located, the complaint states.
In an interview with KWTX-TV after the riots, Grider admitted he was within several feet of Babbitt when she was shot outside the Speakers Lobbyand that everyone panicked after that because there were thousands of people behind us pushing us forward.
The president asked people to come and show their support. I feel like its the least that we can do, its kind of why I came from central Texas all the way to D.C., Grider said.