Tennesseans continue to be arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol riots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The FBI has arrested another person in connection with the Capitol riots that happened earlier this month.

35-year-old Blake A. Reed was taken into custody by FBI agents Saturday morning at his home in Nashville, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Reed was seen in a photo at the Capitol with Memphian Matthew Bledsoe and that is how he was identified.

Reed’s federal charges are all in relation to the riots.

He was booked in the Davidson County Jail Sunday morning and is being held on the federal warrant.

Others arrested in Tennessee in connection to the riots are Eric Munchel, Matthew Bledsoe, Jack Griffith and Lisa Eisenhart.

Eric Gavelek Munchel was arrested on January 10 in Nashville after photos of Munchel inside of the Capitol carrying zip ties surfaced, the Department of Justice said.


On Saturday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that his mother, 56-year-old Lisa Eisenhart was also taken into custody by FBI agents in Nashville.

Eisenhart is accused of conspiring with her son to violate federal statutes. She has been formally charged with conspiracy civil disorders; restricted buildings or grounds; violent entry or disorderly conduct, according to the Department of Justice.

Munchel is charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.


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