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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 10:46 PM

Capitol riot: Two more Putnam men facing federal charges in attack on Capitol

Two Putnam County men, who appear to be brothers, were recently arrested in relation to the Jan. 6 blitz on the U.S. Capitol building.

Greg Richard Purdy Jr., a Carmel High School graduate, and Matthew Purdy, both of Kent, were arrested Nov. 10. They face a slew of federal charges that accuse them of storming the Capitol, with Greg Purdy allegedly putting up a series of social media posts as the attack unfolded and in the immediate aftermath. They are at least the 11th and 12th men with ties to the Mid Hudson Valley accused in the attack.

…Greg and Matthew Purdy both face federal charges of entering and remaining in a restricted building and grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and demonstrating in a Capitol building.

…Greg Purdy Jr. was placed on the FBI's most wanted list following the Jan. 6 attack, which occurred as lawmakers attempted to certify the 2020 Presidential election…Several Putnam residents have been arrested since Jan. 6. A Mahopac man was arrested by the FBI earlier this fall after he was arrested in an unrelated robbery case in Westchester County. Another Putnam resident was charged after he bragged about storming the Capitol on the dating app Bumble.

More at https://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2021/11/26/january-6-capitol-riot-putnam-county-men-face-charges/8765581002/

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