(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Jan. 6 Provocateur Ray Epps made headlines again this week in the wake of his appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes, as well as for his purported daughter coming out of the woodwork to levy abuse allegations against him.
But Epps still hasn’t addressed questions about a warrant for his arrest that was issued in 2016.
The warrant for Epps’s arrest was discovered by this reporter last year, and is detailed in a Sept. 1, 2022, article in The Libertarian Institute.
According to Pennsylvania police and court records, Epps was arrested in Pennsylvania in 2015 for criminal trespassing.
A Pennsylvania State Police report states that on Nov. 21, 2015, at 9:12 a.m. “[Epps] entered the victim’s private roadway despite seeing signs and knowing he was not privileged to do so. [Pennsylvania trooper Richard Williams Jr.] had to arrive and tell the accused to leave the property.”
Epps apparently didn’t show up to his court date, leading a warrant to be issued for his arrest on Jan. 26, 2016.
At the time, his attorney, ex FBI agent John Blischak, declined to comment on the matter.
Epps’ alleged victim, whose name is being withheld out of respect for her privacy, also declined to comment. Williams Jr., the trooper who arrested Epps, could not be reached for comment.
Since then, Epps has hired a new attorney, former Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Teter.
In light of Epps’s 60 Minutes appearance and allegations from Epps’s purported daughter—who made bizarre claims that Epps was incarcerated in Mexico for an unknown matter—Headline USA asked Teter for an explanation about the criminal matter in Pennsylvania. Questions included what exactly happened in Pennsylvania, and whether the warrant for Epps’s arrest is still outstanding.
Teter has yet to respond.
Epps is the controversial figure seen on camera on Jan. 5 and 6, 2021, urging protestors to enter the Capitol. He initially appeared on the FBI’s wanted list in relation to the Capitol rioting, only to be removed in the summer of 2021 with no explanation.
More damning information about Epps has come out since then, including a text message he sent to his nephew saying, “I was in front with a few others. I also orchestrated it”—referring to the initial breach of the Capitol grounds.
Epps also reportedly admitted to the FBI that he trespassed on Capitol grounds—a crime other J6ers have been arrested for—and made a bizarre comment about expecting a bombing to happen that day.
But despite this, liberal institutions such as 60 Minutes, the New York Times and the Jan. 6 Commission have come to Epps’s defense—raising more questions among those who suspect he may be a federal asset.
“Ray Epps is the only person I’ve seen on video January 5th and January 6th urging and directing people to go into the Capitol,” Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said after the 60 Minutes interview aired. “In a text message on January 6th he bragged that he orchestrated it. Why do democrats and the media portray him as the victim? So bizarre.”
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.