Second Escambia County Man Arrested On Charges Related To U.S. Capitol Attack

February 6, 2021

A 25-year old Escambia County man is the second local resident arrested for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol attack.

Tristan Chandler Stevens was taken into custody Friday for his alleged role in the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted with Stevens’ arrest.

“A month has passed, yet our nation remains shocked at the appalling acts of domestic terrorism that took place at the heart of our American democracy. Our office, in close coordination with all other federal law enforcement agencies, will continue to apply every possible resource to identify, prosecute, and punish anyone who participated in this anarchistic criminality,” said Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Stevens is charged with forcibly assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building.

Stevens’ case will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

On January 20, Escambia County resident Jesus D. Rivera, 37, was arrested for his alleged participation in the Capitol attack. Click or tap here for more information.

Anyone with information about individuals who incited, promoted, or committed violence of any kind during the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or submit photos or video to

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida continues to work closely with all federal, state and local partners to identify and prosecute any individuals from this district who participated in unlawful activity during the riot and siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.


58 Responses to “Second Escambia County Man Arrested On Charges Related To U.S. Capitol Attack”

  1. Jeffrey on February 11th, 2021 7:13 pm

    Those of you who – despite overwhelming proof – confidently deny the fraud, intentional ballot tampering, “fixing,” unconstitutional procedural violations and general banana republic nature of this election are far more delusional and unhinged from reality than any QAnon crackpot.

  2. William 2 on February 11th, 2021 4:17 pm

    @Bob, How can you says that there was no evidence of election fraud when the courts flat out refused to even hear it. There is plenty of evidence, even video, but it’s all being suppressed by the deep state.
    If Joe Biden is such an upstanding public servant, please explain his wealth! Even if he was to have saved every single penny of his Senate and Vice Presidents pay, it still would fall short of Joe’s amassed wealth. How did he do that legally? He is a racist, misogynistic, National Socialist Democrat aka Nazi. He even admitted on national television to creating the largest election fraud organization with Obama!!!

  3. Jill on February 8th, 2021 5:49 pm

    They always call you “crazy” or a “conspiracy theorist “ until they find out you’re right.

  4. Shameful on February 8th, 2021 2:26 pm

    Ah yes–the MAGA crowd is full of name-calling sore losers like the ex-President.

    Because that’s all you have–a disgraced conman who sold you a bill of goods so he could line his pockets.

    And you ate it up like it was candy, and now you’re left holding an empty bag of shame for supporting the seditious QOP.

  5. John Doe on February 8th, 2021 10:42 am

    anyone who stormed the capitol deserves federal prison time. traitorous actions deserve stern justice.

  6. Stumpknocker on February 8th, 2021 6:19 am

    @Bob did you sing this same song when they started the impeachment process before trump took office, the whole Russian hoax? When trump claimed he believed his campaign was wire tapped and Obama came on tv and laughed about the claim only to find out it was true. No politician in DC could go through what he did and not get jail time, because they just ignore the law and smash cell phones and wash evidence away. I don’t care what the courts say or not, I have seen no investigation into any of it. Like why the windows got boarded up, republican poll watchers told they where closing then ballots from under a table being pulled out and counted, not one person was made to explain their actions. And no not all courts heard the cases. Show me were any investigation took place, there is none. Trump was rejected before and during by democrats and now they want unity lol. Just goes to show you that anyone can’t be president. And he took nothing for his work, not a dime.

  7. Hmmm on February 8th, 2021 1:57 am

    Comments on this are interesting. A couple of sentences can’t cover it. What happened this 2020 National election was and is complicated. To say the least. Jeffrey summed it up the best for now. For a start. Look up contingent election as far as constitutional law..The point of the peaceful protest was to call into question the states that certified their votes illegally. The riot effed that up. Look up contingent election. It didn’t happen..Biden is not a legitimated elected POTUS. But the other truth is the bureaucracy couldn’t challenge it. Until after the fact. The best thing to do it do the best at the local and state level. Educate yourself. The den took advantage of gullible youth and the black vote for global, wall street and communist party interest s. Educate your children about world history and government and the big picture. Think.

  8. Curious on February 7th, 2021 6:58 pm

    That’s not the guy that rode on the hood of a car across the 3 mile bridge awhile back? They even probably have the same voting history, musk smell, and vitriol towards our country… Usually wearing all black and face coverings… And usually have the full support of the likes of Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Aoc, ect, all while causing over 2 billion in property damage last year and countless murders and loss of life…

  9. Evon on February 7th, 2021 5:17 pm

    The sad fact is most of the people who stormed the Capitol did not vote even though they were Trump supporters. If you do not believe that, check the sedition tracker website or the Department of Justice website.

    As far as election fraud, There was no widespread fraud, and even Trump’s attorneys stated there was no fraud in court. They stated “no fraud” in over fifty cases. Actually, go look at the lawsuits that were filed and see what was said. They argued about ballots being signed in pencil. They argued about when ballots were received, but they did not argue fraud. The attorneys were saying one thing in court while conservative media was spinning another tale. I am glad Dominion and Smartmatic sued because I hope the people who have pushed this stolen election narrative present their evidence. Let the cases be televised.

  10. The Truth on February 7th, 2021 5:15 pm

    Jeffrey; you sir are doing the same, spouting the Fox News, Q-Anon, OAON conspiracies and lies.

    Lock them up! This man is a traitor, and a domestic terrorist. Jan 6th was a staged and organized COUP attempt to stop congress from counting the votes and certifying the election.

    This is what the evidence shows. And about crystal clear evidence, I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of that in the upcoming Impeachment Trials.

  11. Jeffrey on February 7th, 2021 3:24 pm

    @Guy Stetler and Shameful Lemon
    Well done spouting the lying CNN script. Repeating the lies and ignoring the crystal clear evidence of election tampering and fraud do not change the facts no matter how often or obnoxiously you clowns repeat it. Someone should clunk you two stooges heads together like Moe.

  12. hmmm on February 7th, 2021 3:22 pm

    @ Jeffrey
    Best comment I’ve seen on the matter.

  13. Guy Gerricault on February 7th, 2021 1:13 pm

    There is literally 0 evidence of voter fraud. How many court cases thrown out by Trump-appointed judges does it take for you smooth brains to understand this?

    Also, for all you flag freaks, Nazi Germany was a significant part of German history–they seem to have moved on thank God.

  14. Shameless on February 7th, 2021 1:00 pm

    Jeffrey, your response is full of unsubstantiated claims that have been repeatedly repudiated by lawful US court officers, including many appointments if the disgraced ex-President.

    You are regugitating the Big Lie a disgraced ex-President utilized to grift millions of dollars for his own use, and inciting an insurrection against a lawful, fair election.

    Full stop.

  15. sam on February 7th, 2021 10:47 am

    voted for trump for his politics not his personality. would do it again given what we have now. as for the washington mess, i believe that had that been antifa the media and liberals would have been praising the event.

  16. Brian Kellogg on February 7th, 2021 9:54 am

    Charlotte Rebecca Bates – I do so very much thank you for your rational, measured contribution. “The Rebel flag is part of American history. Good or bad, a lot of flags represent something that has happened, good or bad. Read the history on the Rebel flag and it will tell you what it “REALLY” represent. I have a Rebel flag, and I am certainly not ashamed or embarrassed to have it.”

  17. Tracy on February 7th, 2021 8:53 am

    Let me start by saying – I have no party affiliation, I am neutral. What happened at the Capital was wrong and embarrassing. We, as a people, need to quiet down and do the right thing. Democrats – have your day in the sun. Republicans – mourn your loss. Raiding the Capital was going to far for either party. I wasn’t there, so I can’t say for a fact that this wasn’t a plan of the Democrats.We can agree to disagree. We need to heal this nation the right way. Keep fighting for your causes, but do it correctly.

  18. Jeffrey on February 7th, 2021 7:06 am


    There is myriad, documented evidence of voter fraud and intentional tampering in this election.
    Multiple states illegally (i.e. in violation of their own constitution) changed voting rules and processes deliberately allowing for unverifiable, illegitimate votes to be cast.
    Election procedures that assure veracity and legitimacy of votes were brazenly disregarded in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona.
    No conspiracy theory is needed if you take an honest look at the facts.
    This election should never have been allowed to stand. At very least it should have been reconducted lawfully and with proper validation measures in place.
    Biden is an illegitimate president governing by executive fiat, not Constitutional process.
    No one is advocating the overthrow of the legitimate government of the United States.

    You are free to willfully deny the above and be either a naive imbecile or a socialist sympathizer if you so choose. But to consider yourself someone who loves America or has any credibility whatsoever with those who do requires a high degree of auto-prevarication.

  19. Reality Check on February 7th, 2021 3:24 am

    @JR, where to even begin with that utter disappointment of a comment that you actually took time to type out?

    Firstly, the events that took play on January 6, 2021 were at the United States Capitol building. Not the White House. These are two completely different places.

    Secondly, impeachment and removal from office are two very different things. Just for your edification, the U.S. House of Representatives votes on impeachment while the U.S. Senate votes on conviction. With that being said, Former President Trump was indeed impeached, twice. The first President to do so, actually.

    Thirdly, this trial is nowhere near the waste of revenue that is the trillion dollar tax cuts that were handed out to the one percent, let alone the other economic failures that is the legacy of the former administration. Worst economy since the Great Depression, 400,000 plus deaths during a pandemic that was magically going to go away in April when the weather got warmer…, yikes.

    Lastly, you’re absolutely wrong about the orientation of religion in the forming of our country. Not only were some of the founding fathers atheists, most were actually just deists. Of course, someone that can’t differentiate between the U.S. Capitol building and the White House probably shouldn’t try to teach history. Speaking of Christianity, no one is trying to take it away from anyone. If anything, it’s being shoved down peoples’s throats as if it were part of a vent for a person dying of COVID-19 complications because said person couldn’t be bothered to wear a mask to slow the spread of a known deadly respiratory virus. “All Lives Matter….”. What a joke you people are.

    These people that stormed the U.S. Capitol are treasonous traitors. There’s not a shred of proof that any election fraud changed the outcome of our last election. The radical right not only caused violence and destruction on January 6, 2020, but also the deaths of five people. All because of the same disinformation campaigns that they’re so foolish to believe every time they don’t get their way. Snowflakes, cowards, traitors, and haters of a free people are what they are. “Boo boo, my authoritarian didn’t win, so now I’m taking my toys and going home…..”. Literally, you people sound like children.

  20. hmmm on February 7th, 2021 1:33 am

    ok Busta
    getting back to the article, this guy arrested must not have been a Trump supporter but the FBI arrested him for breaching the capitol. antifa and BLM were a big part of the capitol breach and there is evidence of election fraud.

  21. Buster on February 7th, 2021 12:01 am

    This article was about the attack on the Capital, not about Antifa, or BLM. Let’s get back to the topic.

  22. Stumpknocker on February 6th, 2021 11:50 pm

    @Mr Reality you sir are correct, perfect example is the article from the other day, the young female ( lady not used on purpose) punching the elder lady over an accident, to bad she didn’t pick the right grandma!!!!

  23. MR REALITY on February 6th, 2021 11:43 pm

    Yep another old fart TRUMP supporter….WHY DONT PEOPLE SEE THE REAL PROBLEM….SPOILED KIDS….I saw the situation today. An 80 year old grandma walked out of walmart with her grandson, who im sure she is having to raise. They get to the car and the kid jumps right in the pass side, not helping load ONE BAG.

  24. Bob on February 6th, 2021 8:28 pm


    There is no evidence that there was any voter fraud.
    There is no evidence that the election was fraudulent.
    There is no evidence that Joe Biden is not the legitimate president.
    There is no evidence that there is any executive effort to seize private businesses in the name of the proletariat.

    You are free to peddle whatever conspiracy theories you want, but calling yourself a patriot while you are actively advocating for the overthrow of the US government and overturning of peaceful elections requires some major cognitive dissonance.

  25. JR on February 6th, 2021 7:44 pm

    What happened at the Whitehouse on Jan.6 was very disturbing to all who love our great country and I have never commented on any article I have ever read on this site but enough has become enough! President Trump was acquitted in the first impeachment trial and never removed from office so he wasn’t truly impeached so if you believe that he was the wool has been pulled over your eyes.. that was a waste of time and tax dollars as well as this trial will be!!! If you are pointing fingers passing judgement or simply hating on any American citizens that is for the love of our country then you should read your bible : Love thy neighbor as thy self ! The United States was built on Christianity! Who is trying to take that away from you?

  26. hmmm on February 6th, 2021 5:53 pm

    look on his facebook page before he can shut down his likes. He supports Bernie Sanders and also socialism aka antifa. He was probably paid to go disrupt. A lot is coming out. Look for it. Looks like his neighbor lied for him also.

  27. Grammie on February 6th, 2021 5:16 pm

    Shameless- since Stevens is a registered democrat we will let you take care of turning him in, unless you are a pawn of pelosi and poor old hiding Biden.

  28. Guy Gerricault on February 6th, 2021 4:48 pm

    Republicans are the biggest threat to our country. May god help us.

  29. joe on February 6th, 2021 4:43 pm

    to john, Trump was the biggest threat to the constitution, witch is why he was impeached twice. Never forget that.

  30. Jeffrey on February 6th, 2021 4:27 pm

    Protesting a fraudulent election, the inauguration of an illegitimate president and the tyrannical socialist takeover of America is not insurrection. It is Constitutional American Patriotism at its core.

  31. Shameless on February 6th, 2021 3:39 pm

    Everyone commenting that they won’t turn in insurrectionists are not patriots to the USA.
    They are pawns of a disgraced ex-President and a bunch of disgraceful grifting parasites. And if you adhere to the cause of a flag of a disgraced rebellion, you’re not a patriot of the USA, either.

  32. Emily on February 6th, 2021 3:09 pm

    I’m not surprised that people from this area of Florida responded to the previous president’s call to arms. The Panhandle of Florida is more like lower Alabama than the rest of Florida. Some of them call themselves the “Proud Boys” and they’re right about that because a grown man wouldn’t be brainwashed by a narcissistic sociopath, who only wanted them to use them to do his bidding. Their dear leader didn’t give a squat about them. He told the worked up gang of people to go to the Capitol, and he would be right there with them. Instead, he hightailed it back to the safety of the White House, and watched with glee at the turmoil he set off. He has never mentioned any outrage about the noose that was set up to hang his Vice President. What kind of person is not bothered by all of this happening in our own country? They had zip ties and were intending to stop the electoral votes from being counted, by the VP and our Congress. No one knows where Pence is right now and I don’t blame him for going off the grid. All of this was Trump’s idea of clinging to the presidency in order to protect himself. He knew that a sitting president cannot be charged with criminal activities; but now without the protection of the White House, he will have to face the many things that he has gotten away with since the 80’s. Everybody in NYC knows what he’s done through the years and his association with the mob; even used their attorney Roy Kohn. He thought that he could continue to run the White House as his front, just like the mob. He could bring in the family, like a mob member. He could get the “Yes People” to do his bidding, like the mob, and if they showed any disloyalty, they were gone, just like the mob. He’s so much like a “Don” that his name is even Don. But, Don the Con didn’t count on being held accountable for his actions and facing the many warrants, waiting for him in NYC and now D.C. I have to wonder how different things would have been if they had just renewed his contract on the reality TV show “The Apprentice”. He was just trying to get NBC to notice him, by making a run for president and keep him in the show. He’s forever talking about people’s ratings on their shows. Being a president was just another reality TV show in his mind. He’s not interested in the country or honoring the military. How ironic to see so called patriots, beating police officers with American flags, made in China. How can you respect someone who’s called Senator John McCain a coward, because he was captured and held as a POW for years and had the chance to be released, but stayed with his fellow soldiers. Trump had his draft number come up four times and dodged the draft every time. He didn’t deserve to stand next to Senator John McCain. Well, I’m just glad that his grifter family is out of the White House and the country can begin to unite and heal. United we stand, divided we fall.

  33. pencil on February 6th, 2021 2:44 pm

    Good, democracy is finally being restored. Lock away these homegrown terrorists and throw away the key!

  34. John on February 6th, 2021 2:12 pm

    I am SO PROUD to see the wonderful posts of all the people that commented that love this country and the freedoms it once provided! The democrat party has lost it’s mind, they are the actual threat towards our Constitution, never forget that. The White House is now surrounded by the national guard, that is directly a result of the people within being scared to death of the people they so-called rule. The dictators are scared of their own people, just like in most socialist or communist countries.

  35. Guy Gerricault on February 6th, 2021 2:12 pm

    6 people died

  36. Bob on February 6th, 2021 12:40 pm


    It’s both! A constitutional republic is a kind of democracy.

    Democracy is the attempt to form a government where the supreme authority is vested with the people. Republics are one method of trying to create a democracy by using elected officials that represent the will of the people.

    Democracy is the goal, and the method we have chosen to try to achieve that goal.

  37. Allen on February 6th, 2021 12:03 pm

    Even if I did know people who participated in that I wouldn’t turn them in

  38. DT on February 6th, 2021 11:57 am

    Ok B, We get it. You don’t like democracy.

  39. Nurse on February 6th, 2021 11:52 am

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln

  40. chris on February 6th, 2021 11:51 am

    Hey Joy Bryant… were you appalled with the black lives matter rioters all year long? If not spare me your outrage.

  41. Rasheed Jackson on February 6th, 2021 11:23 am

    Look up his voter registration. He is a registered democrat. So there you go another Democrat raiding the capital building. I am sure had he been a registered republican that would have been front and center on the report.

  42. Charlotte Rebecca Bates on February 6th, 2021 11:17 am

    The Rebel flag is part of American history. Good or bad, a lot of flags represent something that has happened, good or bad. Read the history on the Rebel flag and it will tell you what it “REALLY” represent. I have a Rebel flag, and I am certainly not ashamed or embarrassed to have it.

  43. David Hughes on February 6th, 2021 11:01 am

    Like all the rest, from his FB page, a stark Bernie supporter and Never Trumper

  44. billl on February 6th, 2021 10:48 am

    Joy get a life that means something more than being a puppet. If President Trump was accused of stealing over a million votes in 5 or more states and won the election, the media would be non stop coverage. The riot crowds would be seen as freedom fighters and praised by the democrats and media. I served in the military to protect freedoms for our country but the elected officials want to take away all your freedoms. Leave the old statues in public squares alone and if someone want to fly a confederate, muslum, lgbt, an abortion or right to life flag, they can do so.

  45. Elizabeth A on February 6th, 2021 9:52 am

    He was another infiltrator brought in by the radicals to cause problems, just as they did in NYC, Seattle and Portland. Stop blaming conservatives and Trump!

  46. Rose on February 6th, 2021 9:44 am

    Susan Rosenberg was arrested for this. She was pardoned by Bill Clinton. She is now an administrator for BLM.

  47. c on February 6th, 2021 9:40 am

    B, just what do you think that means?

  48. JTV on February 6th, 2021 9:34 am

    @Joy it’s people like you that have turned the Rebel Flag into a racist symbol. NASCAR flew them, Dukes of Hazard Displayed it, college and high schools proudly represented being a rebel, Southern Rock, Lynyrd Skynyd and Country group Alabama used it as back drops, cities like Pensacola flew is proudly as a symbol of it’s history. To a huge swathes of people, it’s a symbol of Southern Pride, not the racist south. If you google the KKK, there is one flag that is present in every photo. It’s the American flag, but you can’t see it through your hatred of southerners.

  49. Well on February 6th, 2021 9:29 am

    When others occupied state capitals, rioted , looted and tried to burn cities down they were just expressing their discontent with a system they don’t have faith in.

  50. Agent 99 on February 6th, 2021 9:18 am

    Gotta “Get/be Smart”‘er Mr. Stevens

  51. Chris on February 6th, 2021 9:17 am

    Embarassed and ashamed? Of a rebel flag? So anybody with a rebel flag is Q Anon?

  52. Jeffrey on February 6th, 2021 9:11 am

    [eyeroll] So Antifa and BLM can burn federal buildings, murder police officers, loot and destroy businesses, and it’s all justified. But a mixed group of peaceful Patriots and infiltrated Antifa pricks enter a public building owned by the people of the United States to protest a stolen, fraudulent election and they are hunted down like dogs. Welcome to the unjust, upside world that is now the Socialist States of America. Disgraceful.

  53. A flag? on February 6th, 2021 9:01 am

    @Joy Bryant, how in God’s name does a confederate flag embarrass you? Does a mere symbol of a southern heritage trigger you that bad? If that bothers you then every flag you see should make your tender little self shiver in fear! Maybe you should move to California where you can have a “safe” space to quell your anxieties? Every flag flown in this country could be perceived as racist, bigoted, supremacist(etc,etc) so maybe you’re just looking for something wrong or to live in fear of. I don’t fly any confederate flags, but it doesn’t bother me either. Seems like maybe I have better things to worry with.

  54. Dawg on February 6th, 2021 9:01 am

    You’re right Joy he is a traitor ,also registered as a Democrat so throw the book at him and the rest of your snowflake friends

  55. Y on February 6th, 2021 8:54 am

    These folks were not Patriots they committed the acts of treason an accomplished nothing

  56. joy bryant on February 6th, 2021 7:55 am

    Throw the book at the traitors!!! And not a all surprised we have q anon and other radical groups here! I have seen the huge rebel flags in the back of pick up trucks and always felt embarrassed and ashamed – now you know why!!

  57. B on February 6th, 2021 7:36 am

    America is not a democracy, we are a constitutional Republic.

  58. 429SCJ on February 6th, 2021 7:16 am

    The thing that I like the most about William is that he does not label or categorize people.

    Even though William controls the narrative, he does not attempt to manipulate the narrative; unlike some people.

    Presents the facts, allows me to draw my own conclusion, based on those facts.