Jeffrey McKellop Wiki – Jeffrey McKellop Bio
Jeffrey McKellop is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier facing charges after allegedly attacking several police officers, including beating one with a flagpole, during the Capitol riots.
McKellop is from Virginia, and He has been charged with several crimes, including assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a deadly weapon and violent entry.
His age is unclear.
Jeffrey McKellop Arrested in Capitol Riots
An Augusta County man, described as a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, is accused of assaulting four police officers at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
According to unsealed documents written by an FBI investigator, Jeffrey McKellop, of Fishersville, he is accused of physically assaulting four officers with the Metropolitan Police Department, including throwing a flagpole leading to a laceration on an officer’s eye.
McKellop is accused of approaching officers and using his hands to push officers back.
At one point, McKellop allegedly breached officers’ line near the bottom of the scaffolding at the U.S. Capitol. Investigators said McKellop pushed officers out of his way and eventually became involved in a confrontation with an officer.
In the confrontation, the FBI investigator said the officer positioned himself with riot-control spray aimed toward McKellop and the crowd, when McKellop, who was wearing a gas mask, picked up a flag pole from the ground and shoved it into the face of the officer, then throwing the flagpole, in a fashion similar to throwing a spear.
In February, the FBI identified McKellop due to photos being published on the FBI’s website.
According to the charging documents, the FBI received two online tips identifying McKellop. One tipster said they knew McKellop for about six years, describing him as a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and a military contractor who workers overseas.
Another tipster recognized the “kit” on McKellop’s person, saying it was similar to the one McKellop used while overseas.