Actor Jay Johnston, known for his voice work on the animated TV show “Bob’s Burgers”, was arrested on Monday morning in connection with the January 6th Capitol riots. The Department of Justice has charged him with a number of offenses related to his alleged involvement in the violent uprising that attempted to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s election victory.
Johnston is one of several actors who have been arrested and charged in connection with the January 6th events. He is also known for his work on other TV shows, including “Arrested Development” and “Better Call Saul”.
According to court documents, Johnston was identified by investigators through social media posts and other evidence that placed him at the Capitol during the riots. He is accused of participating in the insurrection and obstructing Congress by forcefully entering the building and disrupting legislative proceedings.
The arrest of Johnston comes as part of an ongoing investigation into the January 6th riots, which have led to over 500 arrests so far. The DOJ has stated that it will continue to pursue all those who participated in the violent events and seek justice for those who were injured or killed.
Johnston has not yet issued a statement on his arrest or the charges against him. However, his voice acting agency has released a statement saying that they are “awaiting further information and are cooperating with authorities” in the investigation.