A former F.B.I. supervisory agent, Jared L. Wise, has been arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors for his alleged involvement in the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Wise, who was with the FBI for more than a decade, was arrested this week in Oregon. According to federal prosecutors, he called police officers “Nazis” and urged a mob of protesters to kill them.
Wise was captured on video shouting “Kill ’em! Kill ’em! Kill ’em!” the criminal complaint states. He was also seen raising his arms in celebration after breaching the building and escaping through a window.
“You guys are disgusting. I’m former former law enforcement. You’re disgusting. You are the Nazi. You are the Gestapo. You can’t see it. Shame on you ! Shame on you ! Shame on you!” he allegedly said.
Wise worked in counterterrorism at the F.B.I.’s New York field office from 2004 to 2017 before his career stalled due to poor work performance. He later joined the conservative group Project Veritas, where he allegedly used the code name ‘Bendghazi’ and trained with other recruits at the Prince family ranch in Wyoming.
Wise is one of the few former federal agents to have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack. The Justice Department’s investigation has resulted in over 1,000 arrests, and more are expected to come.
As J. Michael Waller pointed out on Twitter, the criminal complaint shows that 17 armed FBI agents swarmed the home of Wise during his arrest.
17 armed FBI agents swarm Oregon home in early morning raid to arrest one of their own. The alleged crimes: Four misdemeanor J6 counts: trespassing, illegal parading, yelling and calling names, etc. Defendant is former @NewYorkFBI Special Agent Jared Wise. @julie_kelly2 pic.twitter.com/XBQERBqobi
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) May 2, 2023
Wise is being charged with four misdemeanor counts: trespassing, illegal parading, using loud and abusive language, and disrupting official proceedings.