Michael Alan Jones was also reportedly a convicted sex offender and an FBI informant.
That’s according the left-leaning news site Raw Story, which reviewed a public dispute between Proud Boys members on the social media app Telegram last month. Raw Story said it independently confirmed the allegations made on the Proud Boys Telegram channel.
The accusations reportedly surfaced in a dispute within the Proud Boys Charlotte chapter.
“Also, whose chapter did the informant come out of?” a Proud Boy known as “Tanky” reportedly asked. “Yeah, that’s right — the old Charlotte chapter. Who also had a pedophile inside their chapter that they allowed to go to other brothers’ houses in front of their kids. Oh yeah, that’s the old Charlotte chapter. S—, not a good look.”
“They created a whole new degree of f—ed-upness,” another member identified as “Jimbob Smith” reportedly added. “It’s a fed-ophile. It was a fed informant mixed with a pedophile. Only Charlotte can do that!”
Raw Story clarified that Jones’s sex crimes were for sleeping with a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old when he was 19 and 18, respectively—which technically doesn’t make him a pedophile, as that term is a reference to being attracted to prepubescent boys or girls.
But the accusation of Jones being an FBI informant is accurate, according to Raw Story, which said it independently confirmed that fact. The FBI reportedly declined to comment.
Raw Story also reported that at various points over the last several years, Jones “recruited for the white supremacist terror network the Base, attended rallies with the more public facing white supremacist group Patriot Front, and fought with the police alongside the Proud Boys at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.” Jones has not been charged in relation to J6.
Jones was, however, charged last year with unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
That charge stems from a March 2022 traffic stop in upstate New York, where police officers allegedly found him in possession of an illegally modified AR-15. Jones’s New York charge triggered a federal case against him for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Jones struck a plea deal last December, in which he’ll plead guilty in exchange for the Justice Department recommending a 24- to 30-month prison sentence and a fine of $10,000 to $95,000.
He’s set to be sentenced on Aug. 2.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.