Treniss Evans, Capitol Rioter Who Drank Shots of Whisky in Nancy Pelosi's Office, Charged

A Texas man who allegedly drank shots of whisky inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the January 6 attack on the Capitol has been charged.

Treniss Jewell Evans, 46, of Canyon Lake, is accused of obstruction of justice, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, as well as knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building in connection to the insurrection.

The FBI said it had received a tip-off that Evans was a part of the mob who stormed the Capitol from an Evans' family friend.

The friend told the FBI Evans traveled to D.C. and entered the building in order to stop the election-certification process declaring Joe Biden president.

The acquaintance said they "understood Evans to have 'taken shots of Fireball' in Nancy Pelosi's office" and that he recorded video of the insurrection from inside the building.

A second witness shared a Facebook video link with the FBI, allegedly showing Evans with a megaphone telling the crown: "I don't support looting, I don't support the violence, I support a peaceful protest to put them on notice that we the people demand justice."

Evans is alleged to have entered the Capitol through a broken window and spent around 20 minutes in the building.

"He had his initial appearance, and was released without opposition from the government on $10,000 unsecured bond, special conditions that he stay away from D.C. other than for court, counsel consultations, and as otherwise permitted by pretrial services," FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee told KSAT.

Evans is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on March 19.

In February, a Capitol riot suspect who admitted drinking a bottle of wine he took from a lawmaker's office during the Capitol storming was charged.

Jason Riddle, of Keene, New Hampshire, told the FBI that he entered the Capitol on January 6, poured himself a glass and "watched it all unfold."

Riddle shared a picture of him drinking from the wine bottle with local news stations. The suspect said he also stole a book from the same office book, which had the words "Senate Procedure" on the cover.

He said he was in D.C. that day to dispute the election results, but condemned the violence that erupted from the protests.

"It definitely is not what it was supposed to be about. It wasn't getting anything accomplished," he told NBC10 Boston.

Keene is charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and theft of government property.

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. A man who allegedly drank shots of whisky inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the attack has been charged. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images