Canyon Lake Man Arrested for Taking Fireball Shots in Nancy Pelosi’s Office
A Canyon Lake man faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for breaking into the U.S. capitol building and allegedly taking Fireball shots in U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Jan. 6.
In a statement Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it arrested Treniss Jewel Evans III, 46, at his Canyon Lake home. After appearing in court on Thursday, he was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond and ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C.
Federal charges include obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony offense, and two misdemeanors, unlawfully entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct.
The FBI met with Evans at his Canyon Lake home on Jan. 17 but agents were told he had retained a lawyer.
The San Antonio Express reports that according to a criminal complaint, a family friend told the FBI that Evans was part of the pro-Donald Trump Trump gathering that entered the capitol building to stop the election-certification process after Trump asked them to “stop the steal” at an earlier rally.
“Witnesses 1 understood Evans to have ‘taken shots of (F)ireball in Nancy Pelosi’s office and captured video of the day’s events on his cellular telephone.”
The Express said another witness turned over a social-media video that helped the FBI identify Evans.
The FBI also relied on cellphone data and police surveillance video to track Evans’ location and identify a person who matched his description, the newspaper reported.
The video shows that individual entering the Capitol through a broken window and spending 20 minutes in the building.