Pro-Trump Capitol Rioter Michael Timbrook Who Said He Had 'No Remorse, Shame' Arrested

Capitol rioter Michael Timbrook was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday morning after he shared a Facebook post saying that he feels "no remorse or guilt."

Timbrook, 56, of Cookeville, Tennessee, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the Department of Justice. He faces up to one and a half years in prison if found guilty.

Timbrook appeared before a Nashville judge after his arrest, before being released under supervisory conditions on Tuesday afternoon. He was represented by a public defender in court.

Court documents stated that Timbrook took part in the Capitol riot as "an act of patriotism," according to the Tennessean.

The U.S. Attorney-Middle District of Tennessee released three photos of Timbrook among other rioters taken inside the Capitol building on January 6th.

Capitol Riot Arrest-Michael Timbrook, 56, of Cookeville, TN was arrested this morning by FBI agents on charges relating to the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He will appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Nashville later today.

— U.S Attorney-Middle District of Tennessee (@USAO_MDTN) April 20, 2021

Timbrook was first contacted by law enforcement after a tipster identified him as the man seen in various Capitol riot photos, according to the Tennessean. Law enforcement then visited Timbrook's house for an interview, during which he said that he was "ready to take the penalty for what he did on January 6," according to a charging document.

Timbrook allegedly admitted to walking toward the Capitol, walking up the stairs with a crowd of rioters, and entering the building.

The charging document also referenced a slew of social media posts that he had shared following the incident.

"First ever chat with the FBI today," Timbrook wrote in a Facebook post. "To be honest, it comes as a relief. The agents were exemplary! Respectful, courteous, direct. My chastening is forthcoming, and will undoubtedly hurt my wallet, but I feel no remorse or shame."

In another, he said, "Sorry friends and family, but I guess all y'all hate me now. I've been admonished, criticized, judged and condemned, for what I consider to be an act of patriotism, by the entire news media, celebrity class, political class, religious groups, hell everybody with a social media has weighed in and found us Guilty of violating the Sanctity of a public building."

"I'm PROUD of everyone who went in there, even the 30 or so rowdy ones. Go ahead and ban me now because I have found my voice and am going to tell this story," Timbrook added, according to Law and Crime.

Newsweek reached out to the Department of Justice for further information.

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Protesters gather at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images