Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Ryan Kelley Arrested, Charged for Role in Capitol Riot

(WWMT) — Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for Michigan governor, was arrested during a raid on his west Michigan home on Thursday and charged for his role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the FBI says.

The FBI executed a search warrant and an arrest warrant at the candidate’s Allendale home, FBI Special Agent Mara Schneider confirmed to WWMT.

Kelley was pictured at the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. as supporters of then-President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol in an attempt to stop members of Congress from certifying the win of Joe Biden. Kelley has previously said he did not enter the Capitol on Jan. 6, but appears to be pictured on the steps that day.

Kelley, a real estate agent and former Allendale Township planning commissioner, is one of five remaining candidates for Michigan’s Republican nomination for governor, after five other candidates were disqualified for fraudulent signatures to make it onto the primary ballot.