Nevada man arrested for his role in Jan. 6th Capital Insurrection; FBI interviewed him in Joplin where he brought his George Washington costume

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Nevada, Missouri, man has been arrested and charged for his role in the January 6, Capitol Insurrection. A warrant for arrest of Isaac Samuel Yoder was served on Wednesday, August 4th at Springfield, Missouri.

An online tip to the FBI National Threat Operations Center submitted on February 26, 2021 stated, “I was made aware that an individual that works at Yoder locksmith in Nevada Missouri was involved in the storming of the Capitol on Jan 6th. I am unsure of the gentleman’s first name but know the day of the event he was inside the Capitol and was dressed as George Washington.”

With this information, the FBI reviewed the business’ website and contact numbers and found an image of a man in colonial period attire captioned “Isaac & Kelly Yoder.”

FBI screenshot of “Yoder Lock & Key” website

After cross-referencing the website picture, a Missouri driver’s license photo, social media accounts, photographs from inside the Capitol, CCTV footage, and cell phone usage during the Insurrection the FBI ID’d the man as Yoder.

Yoder voluntarily agreed to an interviewed by the FBI on March 16th at the Joplin Resident Agency, 402 South Main Street. At this interview Yoder brought the same outfit seen in photographs and admitted to entering the Capitol on January 6th; saying his family attended the Trump rally with him and that his brothers were exposed to tear gas with one being hit by rubber bullets.

Yoder said he wore a George Washington costume as seen in one Newsweek article titled: “George Washington Says if Capitol Rioters wanted Trouble There’d Be ‘Piles of Bodies.”

Yoder as seen on January 6th at the Capitol building talking with Capitol Police. BRENT STIRTON/GETTY IMAGES

Footage from the Capitol building’s cameras affirmed Yoder’s testimony showing Yoder in his colonial outfit entering through a west facing door and leaving the same one 18 minutes later.

According to a complaint from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Yoder committed multiple violations against United States Code while at the Capitol:

  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building, in violation of Title 18, United States
    Code, Section 1752(a)(1))
  • Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building, in violation of Title 18,
    United States Code, Section 1752(a)(2))
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building, in violation of Title 40,
    United States Code, Section 5104 (e)(2)(D))
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Section 5104 (e)(2)(G))

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