A third Michigan man was arrested Thursday in an investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
James Mels, 56, of Shelby Township is charged with entering a restricted building without permission and violent entry on Capitol grounds.
He appeared Thursday in Detroit federal court and was released on bond. Future court hearings will be in Washington.
“His solid background and family supported a release on unsecured bond and he’ll answer to the charges in D.C.,” attorney Jonathan Epstein said. “He’s a sheet metal worker and a good, solid guy.”