Michigan Man Arrested for Actions on Lower West Terrace During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of Columbia


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Defendant Accused of Taking Part in Violence on Lower West Terrace

            WASHINGTON — A Michigan man was arrested today on felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

            Luke Michael Lints, 27, of Traverse City, Michigan, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with civil disorder, a felony, and related misdemeanor offenses. He was arrested in Traverse City. He is to make his initial court appearance today in the Western District of Michigan.

            According to court documents, on Jan. 6, Lints was among rioters who repeatedly engaged in violence against law enforcement officers guarding the Capitol. Lints participated in the confrontation with law enforcement officers in the Lower West Terrace and tunnel areas of the Capitol. He entered the tunnel on the Lower West Terrace at approximately 3:10 p.m., making his way towards the front of the police line. He held a police shield and pushed back against law enforcement officers. At one point, Lints used a police shield to prevent a law enforcement officer from closing a door to protect himself from the rioters. Lints also was part of the crowd directly outside the tunnel as a Metropolitan Police Department officer was being assaulted by rioters.

            This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan.

            The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Detroit Field Office and its Traverse City Resident Agency, and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, which identified Lints as #261 on its seeking information photos. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

            In the 17 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 800 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 250 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.  Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.

Body Discovered North Side of Albion

Written by John Face

July 1, 2022

Albion Department of Public Safety (ADPS) officers came across a female laying in the grass of the 700 block of Huntington Ave overnight. City Watch was contacted by a nearby resident asking, “what was happening”. This resident who has asked to remain anonymous stated ADPS officers stopped by their residence early this morning requesting to watch the resident’s door cam video. The resident allowed officers to view video from the previous night.

City Watch reached out to ADPS Director Scott Kipp who advised City Watch that officers found the unnamed female unconscious with no pulse. Officers administered Narcan, a drug used for patients with possible narcotic overdose and then started CPR, EMS arrived and attempted to revive the patient with no luck, ultimately Dr. Bell called the time of death at 2:53 A.M.

ADPS saw no indications of foul play and that the follow up canvassing of the neighborhood was routine. A cause of death will be released after an autopsy is concluded.

Haadsma on Passage of State Budget

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE

JIM HAADSMA

(517) 373-0555
JimHaadsma@house.mi.gov
Haadsma.housedems.com

LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2022 — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2023 state budget. The finalized budget is the successful result of much negotiation and work on the part of the legislators — the work has paid off, as the budget agreement includes funds that will support hardworking families, improve roads and ensure clean water. In response to the budget approval, state Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) issued the following statement: 

“I am very pleased that the state budget includes funds that will help grow Battle Creek and support our residents. With monies set aside in the budget, we will be able to work on local projects. For instance, there is $800,000 for investments in the Binder Park Zoo zipline project. I’m very glad to see priorities of mine in the budget agreement, and I’m proud to have advocated for them. There are funds allotted for some of what matters most in our state and for our citizens — job creation, infrastructure repairs and upgrades and making sure our water is clean and safe. All in all, the 2023 state budget illustrates how compromise and hard work can pay off for the betterment of Michiganders and for our beautiful state.” 

Calhoun County Sheriff Man With Gun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On June 30, 2022 at about 11:50 a.m., Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a “man with a gun” call at Omni Credit Union located at 4150 W. Dickman Rd in the City of Springfield. The 911 call stated that a white male had walked into the credit union with an gun strapped to his back. The subject had made earlier statements to employees at another location that he was “going to show up and raise some hell” over an alleged bank issue.

During the investigation it was discovered that the gun strapped on the suspects back was a loaded semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun with an extended magazine. The suspect was also carrying a handgun in his waistband. An employee was able to talk to the man while other employees went into the vault until Sheriff’s deputies could arrive. Deputies located a third gun, an AR-15 rifle, in the suspect’s trunk after his arrest.

The subject was taken into custody without incident and arrested and lodged at the Calhoun County Jail.

Timothy Langan Named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

FBI Washington D.C.

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy Langan as the executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington. He will oversee the Criminal Investigative, Cyber, International Operations, and Victim Services Divisions, as well as the Critical Incident Response Group.

Mr. Langan most recently served as the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at Headquarters, where he oversaw the FBI’s international and domestic terrorism investigations.

Mr. Langan joined the FBI as a special agent in 1998 and was assigned to the Dallas Field Office. In addition to investigating Mexican drug trafficking organizations and international terrorism, Mr. Langan also served on the Dallas SWAT team. In 2003, he moved to the Washington Field Office and worked protective operations. He was a firearms and tactical instructor in Dallas and Washington.

In 2007, Mr. Langan was promoted to supervisory special agent and assigned to the Safe Streets and Gang Unit at FBI Headquarters to support gang investigations throughout the country. In 2009, he was promoted to legal attaché in Sofia, Bulgaria, which also covers Albania and Macedonia.

Mr. Langan reported to the Nashville Resident Agency of the Memphis Field Office in Tennessee in 2013 to lead a squad investigating public corruption, civil rights, and complex financial crimes. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Criminal Enterprise Branch of the Miami Field Office in 2016.

Mr. Langan transferred in 2018 to the International Operations Division at Headquarters as a section chief, overseeing operational units covering Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2019, he was named the special agent in charge of the Kansas City Field Office in Missouri. He was promoted to assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division in 2021.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Langan served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a police officer and detective in St. Charles, Missouri.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office seeks information on the whereabouts of two wanted people

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Taylor Renee Morgan, a 27-year-old white female is 5’3″ and weighs 190 pounds. She is wanted for an active arrest warrant for felony home invasion 2nd degree. Taylor Morgan is also wanted for questioning in connection with other home invasions and larcenies.

The second person, Thomas Charles Carpentier, is an 18-year-old white male, is 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He is wanted for active arrest warrants consisting of, felony home invasion 2nd degree, twice fleeing police 4th degree, felony breaking and entering a building with intent, and civil child support. Thomas Carpentier is also wanted for questioning in connection with other home invasions and larcenies.

If you have information or know the whereabouts of Taylor Morgan and Thomas Carpentier, please call the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at 269-781-0880, 911, or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

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