Federal authorities arrested two Kentucky men associated with the right-wing extremist group Boogaloo Bois. One of them was charged in connection with a riot that broke out in Louisville, Kentucky on January 6th.
According to a release John Subleski, 32, and Adam Turner, 35, were arrested Thursday by the FBI’s Louisville Division.
Subleski has been accused of “using an interstate trade facility” to stir up a riot and “using an act of violence to encourage an insurrection”. According to a criminal complaint the FBI referred to in the press release, Subleski instigated a riot related to the January 6th riot at the US Capitol in Louisville, Kentucky, and communicated on social media that it was “Time for Storm LMPD.” . ”
Subleski’s group is also charged with pointing firearms at the driver of a vehicle, blocking intersections and barricading a number of streets. The complaint alleges that later that evening, on video, the man fired his gun at a vehicle that drove through the group’s barricades. Then he fled the scene.
Subleski is a member of a militia called “United Pharaoh’s Guard”, which, according to the DOJ, joins the Boogaloo Bois.
According to the DOJ, Turner, who also identifies himself as part of the UPG, confronted a police officer while traveling through St. Matthews, Kentucky, during a caravan of protest on December 25th. The DOJ said during the confrontation that Turner had an “AR pistol” and another pistol. He was eventually arrested for “being threatening and resisting arrest”.
According to the DOJ, Turner posted several social media posts on Facebook and Twitter following the arrest that continued to threaten police officers.
Both Subleski and Turner are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on February 17th. You can face a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $ 250,000.