FBI: Two Lexington men arrested for role in Capitol riot in Washington

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 15:26:11-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — FBI Louisville announced Monday it has arrested two Lexington men for their role in the Washington Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Dalton Ray Crase and Troy Dylan Williams have each been charged with aiding and abetting, unlawful entry on restricted grounds, and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Court documents say that Crase and Williams traveled to Washington and attended the "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6.

Crase told investigators that he and Williams walked to the Capitol building following Donald Trump's speech, and entered the building after the riot had already begun. Crase said neither he nor Williams participated in any of the violence that day, but both men provided police with photos of themselves inside of the Capitol building during the siege.

Williams told police that he and Crase had no intention to enter the Capitol building until other rioters went inside after it was breached by the crowd. He described the decision to enter as "herd mentality."

Both men are in federal custody and are expected to have their first appearance in federal court on Monday.

FBI Louisville said it has arrested seven people from Kentucky who participated in the Jan. 6 siege. The office added that a number of offenders remain unidentified.

Information on those individuals can be provided at or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI.