HODGENVILLE, Ky. — A Hodgenville man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot. A criminal complaint accused Kurt Peterson of multiple offenses including obstructing an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, destruction of government property and disorderly conduct.

What You Need To Know

  • Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville is accused of participating in the riot

  • The FBI alleges Peterson detroyed property, obstructed justice and other offenses

  • Peterson wrote about his experience on Facebook

  • He is at least the 14th Kentuckian named in the riots

In the complaint, the FBI says it received information about Peterson through a national tip line. The complaint confirms Peterson posted a message on Facebook saying he was at the Capitol and was near Ashli Babbitt when she was fatally shot. In his message, he said he tried to administer aid to Babbitt was denied. In the message he wrote, "I had my 1st (sic) aid deer (sic) with me and asked numerous times to be allowed to

render 1st (sic) aid to this woman while she was bleeding on the floor. I was told that they were waiting for the fire department to Russ pond (sic) and they would not let me give her 1st (sic) aid."

In the complaint, the FBI says it compared Peterson's Kentucky driver's license to video from the day found on YouTube. The video from "Jayden X" showed a man appearing to be Peterson. The FBI said it spoke to a person near Hodgenville and they confirmed the person in the Jayden X video to be Peterson. The complaint also says the FBI spotted Peterson in another YouTube video and they included screengrabs in the complaint.

The agent who submitted the complaint that the videos and the Facebook message were enough probable cause to charge Peterson with several crimes. 

Peterson is at least the 14th Kentuckian arrested for alleged involvement in the riot. 

A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol uncovered broad government, military and law enforcement missteps before the violent attack, including a breakdown within multiple intelligence agencies and a lack of training and preparation for Capitol Police officers who were quickly overwhelmed by the rioters.