CAPITOL RIOT: JOHN WILKERSON IV CHARGED WITH BEING PART OF CAPITOL MOB
Evidence Linking WILKERSON to Assault on the U.S. Capitol
On or about January 26, 2021, the FBI received a tip that a Snapchat user with the name “Jacew4” had posted a video bragging about being inside the U.S. Capitol building.
On or about January 29, 2021, the FBI interviewed an individual (“Person 1”) by telephone. Person 1 said he/she saw a video on the Snapchat account “Jacew4” showing JOHN CLARENCE WILKERSON IV at the riot outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Person 1 recalled seeing WILKERSON’s face and that he had a bandana around his neck. Person 1 said that at the end of the day on January 6, 2021, Person 1 saw WILKERSON posting a picture of himself at a bar with two other males, with a caption stating words to the effect that “today was a good day, we got inside the Capitol.” Person 1 said WILKERSON also stated in sum and substance that he would not be posting pictures and videos of the inside of the Capitol “for obvious reasons.”
The FBI obtained video from the U.S. Capitol during the riots shows an individual matching WILKERSON’s description outside the Capitol building. In the video, the individual is wearing a blue and white bandana around his neck, consistent with the description given by Person 1 (see Fig. 1).
Additional publicly available video shows an individual matching WILKERSON’s description walking inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. This individual has a blue and white bandana around his neck and mouth, matching the bandana seen in Figure 1. In the video, the individual is carrying a cellphone in his left hand but also appears to be communicating with someone using a two-way radio in his right hand (see Fig. 2).