Woman, 22, probed for ‘stealing Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot and trying to sell it to Russia’

Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, was charged Sunday with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct after she was videoed rioting inside the Capitol last week. She is now being investigated by the FBI

Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, was charged Sunday with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct after she was videoed rioting inside the Capitol last week. She is now being investigated by the FBI

Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, was charged Sunday with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct after she was videoed rioting inside the Capitol last week. She is now being investigated by the FBI

A Pennsylvania woman charged in the January 6 riots at the US Capitol is also being investigated by the FBI amid claims she stole a computer from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and attempted to sell it in Russia.

Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, was charged Sunday with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct after she was videoed rioting inside the Capitol last week.

In a court affidavit outlining the charges against her, FBI Agent John Lund said that a former romantic partner of Williams – identified only as W1 – had also come forward to tell the bureau she had stolen either a laptop or hard drive from Pelosi’s office during the insurrection.

The witness told investigators that friends of Williams had played them a video that showed her stealing the device.

They further claimed that Williams, a care worker, then ‘intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.’  

However, according to the witness the plan fell through for unknown reasons and Williams is either still in possession of the device or has since destroyed it.

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In video footage captured by British broadcaster ITV, Williams can be seen inside the Capitol, wearing a green T-shirt and brown trench coat, holding a zebra-print bag

In video footage captured by British broadcaster ITV, Williams can be seen inside the Capitol, wearing a green T-shirt and brown trench coat, holding a zebra-print bag

In video footage captured by British broadcaster ITV, Williams can be seen inside the Capitol, wearing a green T-shirt and brown trench coat, holding a zebra-print bag

Williams is seen highlighted in the above image in a demonstration outside the Capitol on January 6

Williams is seen highlighted in the above image in a demonstration outside the Capitol on January 6

Williams is seen highlighted in the above image in a demonstration outside the Capitol on January 6

An image shared by ITV shows Williams posing with a rifle and a skull emblazoned face mask

An image shared by ITV shows Williams posing with a rifle and a skull emblazoned face mask

An image shared by ITV shows Williams posing with a rifle and a skull emblazoned face mask

The FBI said the matter remains under investigation. For now, Williams is currently just facing charges of entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.

Williams has not yet been apprehended by police for those charges, with a warrant currently out for her arrest.

‘It appears that WILLIAMS has fled,’ according to the affidavit, which was signed Sunday and posted publicly after 9 p.m. ‘According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS’ mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks. WILLIAMS did not provide her mother any information about her intended destination.’

In video footage captured by British broadcaster ITV, Williams can be seen inside the Capitol, wearing a green T-shirt and brown trench coat, holding a zebra-print bag.

In the clip she is heard repeatedly yelling, ‘Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,’ and can be seen physically directing other intruders to proceed up a staircase.

The staircase in question, Lund said, leads to the office of Speaker Pelosi.

According to the FBI, Williams had driven down from Harrisburg to attend the January 6 ‘Stop the Steal’ rally with her father, of Camp Hill.

William’s father told investigators he and his daughter got separated during the event but did return him home together later that night.

Her mother also told police that she recognized her daughter in the video footage inside the Capitol and that her daughter had recently taken a sudden interest in President Trump’s politics and ‘far-right message boards.’

In the clip she is heard repeatedly yelling, ‘Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,’ and can be seen physically directing other intruders to proceed up a staircase

In the clip she is heard repeatedly yelling, ‘Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,’ and can be seen physically directing other intruders to proceed up a staircase

In the clip she is heard repeatedly yelling, ‘Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,’ and can be seen physically directing other intruders to proceed up a staircase

The staircase in question, Lund said, leads to the office of Speaker Pelosi

The staircase in question, Lund said, leads to the office of Speaker Pelosi

The staircase in question, Lund said, leads to the office of Speaker Pelosi

‘It appears that WILLIAMS has fled,’ according to the affidavit, which was signed Sunday and posted publicly after 9 p.m. ‘According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS’ mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks. WILLIAMS did not provide her mother any information about her intended destination'

‘It appears that WILLIAMS has fled,’ according to the affidavit, which was signed Sunday and posted publicly after 9 p.m. ‘According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS’ mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks. WILLIAMS did not provide her mother any information about her intended destination'

‘It appears that WILLIAMS has fled,’ according to the affidavit, which was signed Sunday and posted publicly after 9 p.m. ‘According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS’ mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks. WILLIAMS did not provide her mother any information about her intended destination’

Numerous other demonstrators were pictured ransacking the office of Pelosi across January 6. Some smashed furniture and scattered documents across the floor while others posed mockingly for photos at her desk

Numerous other demonstrators were pictured ransacking the office of Pelosi across January 6. Some smashed furniture and scattered documents across the floor while others posed mockingly for photos at her desk

A supporter of US President Donald J. Trump and his baseless claims of voter fraud walks through the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after breaching Capitol security

A supporter of US President Donald J. Trump and his baseless claims of voter fraud walks through the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after breaching Capitol security

Numerous other demonstrators were pictured ransacking the office of Pelosi across January 6. Some smashed furniture and scattered documents across the floor while others posed mockingly for photos at her desk

Since the riot, Lund said that Williams has changed her phone number and deleted her accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Telegram and Parler.

While officers were present, Williams’ parents reportedly made contact with their daughter via a video call, where officers saw her wearing the same brown jacket that she was seen wearing in the video of the riot.

On January 11, Williams’ parents reportedly filed a suspicious persons report against ‘W1’, the person accusing William’s of stealing the device and attempting to sell it to the Russians. The nature surrounding the report is unclear.

Numerous other demonstrators were pictured ransacking the office of Pelosi on January 6. Some smashed furniture and scattered documents across the floor while others posed mockingly for photos at her desk.

More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by Trump supporters at the Capitol. Charges range from curfew violations to serious federal felonies related to theft and weapons possession.

In total five people were killed during the siege, including one US Capitol Police officer who was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to search for the identities of several other individuals who were photographed rioting in the Capitol.

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