A man from West Allis has been charged after riots erupted at the national Capitol building.
David Mish Jr., 42, is charged with unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
According to a criminal complaint, Mish admitted that he had entered the Capitol building on Jan. 6 with several others who yelled, "breach the building," as they entered.
Mish accounted that the group broke a mirror in a bathroom adjacent to the Speaker’s Lobby, and he objected, saying, "we’re trying to get to the politicians because we wanna voice our . . . we wanna' voice to ‘em.”
Mish contacted the DC Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 7, stating he had information about the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who participated in the Capitol building insurrection.
In the complaint, Mish described Babbitt saying, to some effect, to an officer blocking a crowded doorway, "Just open the door. They’re not gonna stop."
Mish also told a detective that he recorded some of the activity at the Capitol building on his phone. He recalls he was one of the first people approach the locked doorway leading to the Speaker’s Lobby that the rioters were attempting to breach.
Mish appeared in federal court via video conference Friday, Jan 15 the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He is ordered not to attend any political demonstrations and to avoid traveling to Washington D.C.
Mish is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 22 via Zoom for a District of Columbia hearing.
If convicted of both counts, he faces up to a year and a half in prison and $105,000 in fines.