A Montana man accused of pushing a metal police barricade into officers during the Capitol siege had been staying in Kenya since January — but was deported into the waiting arms of the feds over the weekend, according to court documents.
Isaac Sturgeon, 32, of Dillon, Montana, was captured on cops’ body-worn cameras allegedly picking up the barricade with other rioters and shoving it into DC Metropolitan Police officers during the Jan. 6 incident, court papers charge.
On Jan. 16, the FBI posted a still of the video showing Sturgeon wearing a green jacket, green scarf and gray beanie and asked for the public’s help identifying him.
Two tipsters called authorities, who were able to track down several of his social media accounts. On Instagram, he posted a photo of himself surrounded by pro-Trump protesters outside the Capitol, wearing the same ensemble as in the body-worn camera footage, according to an affidavit from FBI Agent Julia Chen.
His Facebook account includes a photo of him carrying a rifle that was posted Nov. 28, 2020, the affidavit states.
On Jan. 24, Sturgeon flew to Kenya and wasn’t due to return until April 5 — but Kenyan authorities had him deported after the feds dropped an arrest warrant, court papers state.
Agents greeted him at the gate March 6 when he landed at JFK Airport.
He appeared Monday in Brooklyn federal court on the Washington, DC, indictment, and was released on a $250,000 bond.
Sturgeon, who owns a lawn care business, is facing seven counts including obstruction of justice, an act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds and disorderly conduct in a restricted building. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
More than 275 people have been arrested for storming the Capitol as a joint session of Congress convened to count the Electoral College votes and certify President Biden’s victory.