Florida Officer and Cop Son Charged With Taking Part in Capitol Riots After Bragging to Family

Two former Florida police officers were arrested on Thursday after participating in the Capitol riots on January 6.

Kevin Tuck, 51, and Nathaniel Tuck, 29 were brought up on five charges, including obstructing an official proceeding, aiding and abetting, entering restricted grounds, disorderly conduct inside the Capitol building, and parading or picketing inside an official building.

Both men appeared before a judge in Downtown Orlando to receive their charges. While the elder Tuck remained in the gallery of the Capitol building, the younger Tuck struck an officer twice before entering the Capitol building.

Kevin Tuck worked for the Windermere Police Department since 2019 and resigned following the allegations. He previously worked for the Longwood Police Department for six years and became the first member of Central Florida law enforcement to face charges for the revolt.

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A Missouri man is facing four charges related to his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6. In this photo, pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. John Cherry/Getty Images

Windermere Police Chief David Ogden stated that Kevin Tuck had no disciplinary issues with the department prior to the Capitol riots.

"The Windermere Police Department... has worked tirelessly over the past eight years to build a reputation of serving with Honor, Integrity and Service to our residents and this arrest doesn't reflect on the hard work of the men and women of the Windermere Police Department," Ogden said.

"Officer Kevin Tuck resigned from the agency effective immediately and I accepted his resignation. WPD will move forward with an Internal Investigation which is customary," Ogden continued.

Ogden was tipped off by a fellow WPD officer regarding Tuck's whereabouts which prompted the department to contact the FBI. At the time, Tuck denied going to the Capitol building.

Nathaniel Tuck worked as an Apopka Police Officer from March 2018 until August 2020. Sgt. Kim Walsh spoke out regarding Tuck and his employment with the department.

"Mr. Tuck was not employed by the Apopka Police Department at the time of the incident that led to his arrest," said Sgt. Kim Walsh. "The Apopka Police Department became aware of the FBI's investigation of Mr. Tuck and cooperated with their investigation."

Both men bragged about storming the Capitol to their families, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Harrington.

"We stormed the Capitol, fought the police," Kevin Tuck texted to his family. "We took the flag. It's our flag."

Both men were released from custody pending a number of stipulations including the removal of all guns from their possession and homes.

Over 50 people from Florida have been arrested for their involvement in the Capitol riots, the most out of any state in the country.