LANG ARRESTED IN NEWBURGH AFTER PARTICIPATING IN CAPITOL RIOTS; VIDEO SHOWS HIM USING POLICE SHIELD
Updated: Jan 19
(This story was updated to include the criminal complaint and a link to the affidavit from the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
NEWBURGH - Edward Jacob "Jake" Lang, the 25-year-old Narrowsburg native who left multiple digital footprints about his participation in the January 6 riots at the Capitol, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at his Newburgh NY home this afternoon and is expected to be appear in federal court in White Plains by teleconference this Tuesday.
A copy of the federal affidavit from the FBI is here.
Just a few hours before his arrest, The New York Times published a story that included a link to The SullivanTimes exclusive story about Lang earlier this week. Lang also appears in the lead photo to that New York Times story, by a Reuters photographer, at left and wearing a gas mask.
(In the video below, Lang is using a police body shield to help others enter the Capitol)
He is the son of Ned Lang, the former Town of Tusten council member and Sari Lang, who has a real estate sales company in Lake Worth, Florida. The couple was involve in a years-long divorce proceedings that appears to have concluded in 2019, according to online court records.
Their son - who is also known as "Jake" - documented his participation in the riots including video of himself wearing a gas mask at the archway of the Capitol that led inside. He also is seen on January 6 with someone who was wiping blood from his forehead. He later posted a video "interview" with a colleague who asked him, "What's next?" to which Lang said "guns." On January 6, he streamed a Facebook live clip of himself marching to the Capitol after listening to President Donald Trump's speech outside the White House. In that clip, he said that "Trump won by a landslide."
And, in another video taken at sunrise that day, he filmed himself on a bus on its way to Washington.
On LinkedIn, Lang described himself as a "serial entrepreneur." He has a company called "Social Model Management" and another called "Leafy Social" that has a legal notice on its website tied to an LLC called Kizmetco, also in Lake Worth, FL.
Ned Lang, owner of EnviroVentures, Lang Industries and The Narrowsburg Inn, met Trump in April 2016 and posted a photo of the pair with their thumbs up on his Facebook page. He also donated $1,000 to Trump's first presidential run and used his EnviroVentures truck to advertise that support.