US Capitol Riots

New London Man Arrested in Connection With Jan. 6 Capitol Riots

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Another person from Connecticut has been charged in connection with the breach at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned.

The US Attorney's Office confirmed that Jeremy Baouche, 24, appeared in federal district court in New Haven Wednesday.

According to court documents, Baouche lives in New London, Connecticut and works for General Dynamics Electric Boat, which is a Department of Defense contractor. Baouche has secret security clearances as part of his job, authorities noted.

The University of Connecticut confirmed Baouche graduated with an engineering degree in 2019.

Baouche faces charges out of the Washington DC federal district court connected to disruptive conduct inside a restricted Capitol building.

Investigators said three tips about Baouche were submitted to the federal government, two on January 13 and one on January 15. About a week later, they went to Electric Boat to try to interview him, but he said he would not speak without an attorney.

Authorities say Baouche can be seen in surveillance footage from the Capitol on January 6 wearing a leather jacket and carrying a megaphone. The arrest warrant says Baouche can be seen on open source video calling into the megaphone "Whose house?" while people in the area responded "our house," at least three times.

On Baouche's work computer, investigators found a search history including topics like the inauguration, the U.S. Capitol building layout, guns, rifle scopes, Trump protests and other related topics, according to the court documents.

In the court documents it states an Electric Boat coworker told investigators that Baouche was off on January 5 and 6 and said he was going fishing.

The charges against Baouche include entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

Baouche was released on a $100,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear next Thursday in Washington, D.C.

NBC Connecticut has reached out to Electric Boat for comment and an update on Baouche's employment status. A company spokesperson said that they are working with federal authorities on the case.

Attempts to reach Baouche's family were also unsuccessful.

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