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Indiana Militia Member “Reaper” arrested for alleged involvement in Jan 6 Capital Riots

Indiana Militia Member “Reaper” arrested for alleged involvement in Jan 6 Capital Riots

Federal authorities have arrested David Scott Kuntz. He was charged in connection with the disturbance that occurred at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. On his back is an inset photograph of the Grim Reaper.

According to authorities, a member of the Indiana militia identified as “Reaper” who was observed wearing a ballistics vest amidst protestors yelling “F— the police!” was apprehended for his involvement in the Capitol uprising.

On Thursday, David Scott Kuntz, 53, was arrested. In addition to assaulting an official proceeding, he is also accused of misdemeanor counts of trespassing and disorderly conduct.

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Authorities claim that Kuntz traveled to Washington to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally hosted by then-President Donald Trump. According to reports, at 2:42 p.m., when demonstrators breached the Parliamentarian Door while wearing a tactical vest featuring a red and white reaper motif on the back, he yelled “F— the police!” while wearing the vest.

Authorities claim that he revealed his intentions via social media in the days preceding the uprising, initially alluding to Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

“The name Reaper appears here.” “They will see that January 20th in Washington, D.C. is our day; we are not playing around; we are going fully armed,” Kuntz allegedly wrote on December 14, 2020, in a Facebook post, according to authorities. “No more f——games, guys; you must give this your all or you’re out…”

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Kuntz eventually transferred his attention from January 20 to January 6, 2021, according to officials, by joining encrypted chat groups.

“What purpose does this group or chat serve?” “What are our intended objectives?” he inquired in a discussion group entry.

On the basis of the rumor that only 3% of American colonists armed themselves against the British during the American Revolution and the conviction that a small force with a just cause can overthrow the government if adequately equipped and organized, authorities accuse Kuntz of affiliation with the Three Percenter militia. In response, Kuntz stated, “Getting groups in here to figure out what our next move will be when everything goes insane.”

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Kuntz then questioned a group member, “Are you still planning to travel to Washington, D.C. on the 6th?” officials responded.

“Currently, groups over here are discussing it,” the user replied. Electoral ballots are tallied on the sixth. Republican senators and representatives will object to the ballots; circumstances may therefore alter at this point.

According to reports, Kuntz replied, “Yes, but I do believe that’s when s— will go insane with your opinion.”

“It will go completely berserk if the vote is sent to the House for deliberation while the People’s vote is deemed null and void,” the other user replied.

Kuntz also forwarded a tweet from then-President Trump: “We look forward to your presence in Washington, DC, on January 6th.” Avoid missing it. “More details forthcoming!” officials declared.

Kuntz purportedly further stated, “He is requesting our presence.”

Another person commented, “Do you all wish to do it?” Consider this oneself. Are you truly prepared? This requires a certain level of determination. Kuntz replied, “Well, at least he does require our assistance; I am proceeding armed.”

He further stated, “many groups are entering hot,” according to court documents.

According to authorities, FBI agents discovered a Facebook messenger chat group containing discussions of “civil war” and the necessity of uniting individuals in the fight against election fraud on November 17, 2020. This group allegedly belonged to Kuntz.

“If they attempt to unlawfully seat Biden, we must rise up,” one member of the group wrote.

Kuntz allegedly replied, “Hell yeah,” three minutes later. “I sincerely hope that each of you is prepared for what is about to transpire; now is the time to stop idly by and begin making an impact; we must begin demonstrating to the world that we will no longer tolerate this; cease idly by and cease observing.”

The group cautioned Kuntz about saying too much on social media before adding a new member, according to court documents.

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