A Catawba County man has been charged in connection to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. 51-year-old James Leslie Little of Claremont was arrested Wednesday (March 24) by the FBI.
According to various published reports, Little is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly conduct in restricted buildings or grounds, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and parading or demonstrating in the Capitol building.
The reports say an unnamed relative of Little’s contacted the FBI following the attack on the Capitol and provided information on Little’s activities. The relative gave authorities a series of text messages exchanged with Little the day of the attack. One of the texts included in the affidavit shows Little messaging, “We just took over the Capital!”
Little was initially placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility, he is no longer listed as an inmate.