Roger Stone arrested as jurors on capitol riot charges – NBC New York


What you need to know

  • Federal agents arrested a New Yorker man linked to Roger Stone, who is linked to the far-right militia of Oath Keepers, in January for riots in the Capitol.
  • Roberto Minuta, who allegedly provided security for Stone in Washington in the hours leading up to the Capitol Trump-invasion, was arrested on Saturday.
  • The Fed has also picked up 32-year-old Isaac Sturgeon from JFK Airport, who is accused of pushing barricades on police on the day of the riots and has multiple links with him.

Federal agents have arrested a New Yorker man linked to Roger Stone, who is linked to the Oath Keepers far-right militia, on charges related to the January Capitol riots, law enforcement officials aware of the case told News 4 Monday.

Roberto Minuta, 36, is expected to appear in the White Plain Federal Court during the day.

Tattoo artist Minuta was previously found by CNN and others to have provided security for Stone on Jan. 6, before the riots. He was arrested in a Newburgh store on Saturday.

The lawyer’s information was not immediately available, nor were the specifics of the charges against him available.

Law enforcement officials also identified another man on Monday who has now been indicted for capitol riots: Isaac Sturgeon, 32, of Dillon, Montana. Sturgeon was arrested on Saturday at JFK Airport, returning from Kenya, officials said.

He was reportedly seen on camera footage shooting barricades at the police on the day of the riots and has several related connections, including physical violence and obstacles, and civil disorder.

Sturgeon is expected to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday. Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to order his detention before trial. He is represented by Federal Defender Ashley Burrell, who had no comment on the News 4 New York request.


On January 16, 2021, the FBI posted on its website Photo # 104-AFO (“Attack on Federal Officers”), asking the public for help in identifying those involved in the Capitol riots. Sturgeon in the top row, right edge.

The owner of a Montana lawn care business allegedly flew to Kenya on Jan. 24, eight days after his photograph was taken to the website of wanted suspects linked to the FBI riot. According to court documents, he should have returned to the United States in April, but was ordered by Kenyan officials. He then flew to New York on Saturday and was picked up by federal officers.

More than 300 people, including members of the Proud Boys and Jury Extremist Groups, have been charged with federal crimes in connection with the Capitol riot. Federal agents are still investigating and hundreds more suspects are at large. Ministry of Justice officials said some may be charged with taking it.

Five people died, including a Capitol police officer and a woman shot by police.