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El Paso man arrested in connection to a Jan. 6 Capitol breach; appears in court

UPDATE: The El Paso man who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 attack appeared in court Thursday afternoon via Zoom.

Judge Leon Schydlower said the government doesn't want to keep Arredondo in custody. He set it at 10% for a $10,000 bond.

Arredondo must report to pre-trial services, stay at his current address, remain in El Paso County, cannot travel to foreign countries. He must also turn in his passport.

The judge also said if Arredondo is employed he can continue working. He can only leave his house for work, medical or religious reasons.

The suspect cannot possess any weapons; if he does they must be removed. He will also received a GPS electronic monitoring device.

Judge Leon Schydlower announced Arredondo's next hearing will be Nov. 1.

During that hearing, an identity hearing and a conduct preliminary hearing will take place. There it will be found if Arredondo is the person in the criminal complaint and see if there is enough evidence for charges.

EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, including assaulting a law enforcement officer for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to the FBI.

This follows an hours-long presence at an east El Paso home.

East El Paso home scene of federal investigation

David Rene Arredondo, 47, of El Paso, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with felony charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers and interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, as well as related misdemeanor
offenses.

According to court documents, on Jan.6 Arredondo illegally entered the Capitol grounds.

Officials say he grabbed the arm of an officer who was trying to stop the mob of rioters from entering the Capitol doors.

Investigators said by grabbing the officer's arm, Arredondo was facilitating entry for for other Capitol rioters.

Arredondo entered the Capitol building and remained inside for nearly 40 minutes, according to federal officials.

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Criminal complaint: screenshots are from third-party footage, as well as
Capitol surveillance footage (CCTV) recorded on January 6 with red circles indicating the
presence of DAVID ARREDONDO. Photo: Department of Justice
screenshots are from third-party footage, as well as
Capitol surveillance footage (CCTV) recorded on January 6 with red circles indicating the
presence of DAVID ARREDONDO. Photo: Department of Justice
Criminal complaint: screenshots are from third-party footage, as well as
Capitol surveillance footage (CCTV) recorded on January 6 with red circles indicating the
presence of DAVID ARREDONDO. Photo: Department of Justice
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