The FBI detained Ryan Kelley, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan, and raided his house on Thursday,
a surprising twist in one of the state's most uncertain primary elections.
Kelley faces multiple misdemeanor charges, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal
court in Washington, D.C., for his role in protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when supporters
of former President Donald Trump stormed the building in an attempt to prevent President Joe
Biden's victory from being certified. According to FBI spokesman Mara Schneider, the FBI
executed both a search warrant and an arrest warrant at Kelley's house in Allendale Township,
western Michigan, and detained Kelley. Kelley is scheduled to appear in front of a judge in the
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids later Thursday. Kelley has
denied entering the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but court documents show he has been
charged with numerous misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of one year in jail.