Daniel Donnelly Jr. wears an each-red outfit in appearances at the platoon’s colosseum in St. Louis. Prosecutors say he was in analogous vesture when he used a guard to help rioters on Jan. 6. Ast. Louis Cardinals superfan known as Rally Runner was charged on Wednesday with joining a mob during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, where, wearing his hand-red face makeup, he used a hoot guard to push against police officers to help other rioters advance, the Justice Department said. The man, Daniel Donnelly Jr., 43, of St. Louis, was charged with one count of a civil complaint, a felony, and several misdemeanor offenses, including unruly conduct in a defined structure or grounds, unruly conduct in a Capitol structure, impeding passage through the Capitol grounds and theft of government property, the civil agency said in a news release. A loyal supporter of the Cardinals, Mr. Donnelly in recent times came commodity of a charm of the Major League Baseball platoon as he ran stages outside Busch Stadium, wearing each-red vesture and face makeup and believing that his jogs would induce further runs for the platoon. Donnelly wore an analogous each-red outfit at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutors said, only this time, he added a red “Keep America Great” chapeau. Donnelly didn’t incontinently respond to dispatches left at figures listed under his name. Online court records didn’t list a counsel for him. At about 4 p.m. on Jan. 6, Mr. Donnelly managed to get a hoot guard from other rioters and also pushed to the front of the line at the lair entrance of the U.S. Capitol structure, prosecutors said. There, he used the guard to “hold the line” as rioters scattered chemical annoyances and threw particulars at law enforcement officers, according to a felonious complaint. Rioters also used Mr. Donnelly as a guard as they attacked officers, the complaint countries.
“Donnelly continued to hold his position just elevation down from the battle,” the Justice Department said in its release. “Rioters continued to push forward as a group, with Donnelly in the lead.” Donnelly latterly used the guard to push law enforcement officers back, abetting the rioters trying to advance, the complaint countries. The charges against Mr. Donnelly came at a significant moment in the Justice Department’s disquisition of Jan. 6. As of August, further than 1,000 people have been arrested in nearly every state for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, prosecutors said. On Tuesday, former President Donald J. Trump was criminated in connection with his wide sweats to capsize the 2020 election. After the Jan. 6 attack, Mr. Donnelly posted a videotape on Facebook that day in which he said that he’d been at the Capitol. He boasted about making it to the frontal lines, with other people standing alongside him, according to court documents. “It’s like they followed my lead, kind of,” Mr. Donnelly said on the videotape. “And it turned out to be a great strategy because the whole crowd was doing that, was suitable to push further than we had gotten the whole time.” That day he wore a red jacket, red high socks, and red pants. And he appeared to be proud of his conduct “I got further than anyone,” he said in the videotape. “I got further than anyone. I helped us get that far.” The F.B.I. said that it appeared Mr. Donnelly had at one point fairly changed his name to Rally Runner. On his Facebook run, he posted about his support for. Trump, participated in vids of the Jan. 6 attack and bandied the Cardinals. On June 14, he said his rally runs, which he has described as a “spiritual” act, would be going on a “respite.”