Cybersecdn– In a recent unfolding of events tied to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, a couple from Lockport, Illinois, finds themselves facing legal scrutiny. Federal court documents have unveiled that Kelly Fontaine and Brian Dula are now grappling with a quartet of charges, each carrying significant implications. These charges include unauthorized entry into a restricted building, exhibiting disorderly conduct within such premises, engaging in disorderly actions in the vicinity of the U.S. Capitol, and participating in parades or picketing around the Capitol grounds.
The narrative of Fontaine and Dula’s involvement began to take shape when it was discovered that they had traveled to Washington D.C. on January 5, 2021. They intended to partake in the “Take America Back” rally, a fact that Fontaine had previously broadcasted on her Facebook page in December 2020. The couple documented their journey with photographs, capturing moments from their march to the Capitol and within restricted areas of the Capitol grounds.
A particularly telling piece of evidence is a photograph taken by Fontaine on the Upper Northwest Terrace, showcasing the Senate Wing doors and the Parliamentarian door. This, coupled with security footage indicating their presence within restricted zones of the Capitol, adds weight to the charges against them.
Their admission of attending the rally in Washington and entering the Capitol came during an interview in September 2022. Despite the gravity of their actions, Fontaine and Dula were released on recognizance bonds, with a directive to appear in Washington D.C. court to respond to the charges. Their case adds to the growing list of Illinois residents implicated in the events of January 6, marking them as the 45th and 46th individuals from the state to face judicial proceedings related to the riot.