• Rich Klein


WASHINGTON, D.C - A federal grand jury on Friday handed up an indictment of Narrowsburg native Edward Jacob "Jake" Lang in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for his participation in the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

A copy of the indictment is here.

The SullivanTimes earlier today reached out to Lang's attorney, Steven A. Metcalf, II, for comment.

Lang, 25, was arrested on January 16 at his Newburgh home after leaving a trail of photos, videos and commentary on social media from January 6 and thereafter.

More recently, a photo emerged from January 6 that clearly showed Lang holding a Capitol Police shield in one hand, a bat in the other and wearing a gas mask at the front of a crowd at the entry to the Capitol and with police a few yards away.

The SullivanTimes published that photo from Getty Images over the weekend.

In addition, ProPublica posted a story late last week in which it reported that Lang from January 9 until his arrest was actively using Telegram to recruit a militia aimed at committing violence against the incoming Biden Administration.

The criminal complaint against Lang filed on January 15 can be found here.


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