Three St. Cloud residents arrested in Jan. 6 Capitol attack investigation
Florida was overrepresented in the Jan. 6 riots.

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Charges say they were among rioters who entered Capitol during insurrection.

Federal authorities announced they have arrested three St. Cloud residents arrested through continuing investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, right-wing attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced Sunday it had arrested Leslie Gray, 56, Traci Isaacs, 52, and her husband, Luis Hallon, 67, all of St. Cloud.

They were named in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint said the three traveled together to Washington, joined the mob attacking the Capitol, and entered the Capitol during the attempted insurrection.

Gray is charged with civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor offenses.

Isaacs is charged with destruction of documents, a felony, and related misdemeanors.

Hallon is charged with misdemeanor offenses.

All three defendants were arrested in St. Cloud and were to make their initial court appearances in the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

According to the release, the trio all entered the Capitol as rioters broke into the building and flooded the corridors and chambers.

The statement said that Isaacs, a paramedic, submitted an application to volunteer with the Oath Keepers, an organization that has members who have been charged with sedition conspiracy.

The statement said all three entered through the Capitol’s Rutunda doors. Gray entered first and spent about 16 minutes inside, shooting videos, at one point pronouncing, “we’ve taken it.” At another point she reportedly yelled “traitor” at law enforcement officers telling her to not proceed any further.

Isaacs and Hallon spent about 14 minutes inside, according to the statement, and Isaacs sent texts to people about being inside, which she later reportedly deleted. One text message that investigators recovered read, “Delete anything I sent you please. Feds are going after people hard.”

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Tampa Field Office and its Orlando Resident Agency with assistance from the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and the U.S. Capitol Police.

In the 17 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 840 individuals have been arrested associated with the insurrection attempted as Congress was confirming the 2020 election of Joe Biden as President.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


7 comments

  • PeterH

    June 26, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Trump’s felons are:
    ‘Only the best people”

    • Impeach Biden

      June 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm

      When are they going to arrest the firebombers of the Federal Courthouse in Portland? How long did that go on for? They actually had weapons unlike the Jan 6 people armed with American Flags and cell phones.

  • Phil Morton

    June 27, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Arresting them is a good first step. Putting them in prison for a very long time would be justice served. There must be consequences for illegal actions.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 27, 2022 at 6:53 am

      Should the Capitol Police Officers be arrested too for opening the doors and allowing the flag waving citizens to enter?

  • Ocean Joe

    June 27, 2022 at 8:57 am

    The right’s take on the Jan 6 Trump inspired effort to overturn our presidential election has worked through several idiotic defenses.
    First, it wasn’t us, it was Antifa. Then it was “just a tourist visit,” but the excuse that takes the cake:
    “It’s Nancy Pelosi’s fault because she didn’t stop us from doing it.”
    Everybody needs to grow up and face the fact that our moron president couldn’t handle losing, came up with a criminal scheme to prevent it, and failed. People died that day, our capitol was damaged, and as a result of said moron’s campaign to convince the gullible that the election was stolen, our very democracy has been destroyed. So because a spoiled brat, born with a $400 million dollar spoon in his mouth, who has rarely if ever been held accountable for anything, couldn’t handle losing, he was willing to do whatever it took to stay in power.
    So now we know the following:
    1. Tiny St. Cloud has at least 3 members of Antifa;
    2. All 3 decided to take a vacation to Washington DC; and
    3. They got caught up in a riot and raced into the Capitol building wearing Trump paraphernalia and carrying Trump flags, and screaming Stop the Steal because there weren’t enough cops to stop them.
    To paraphrase our former president:
    “When St. Cloud sends its’ people, they’re not sending the best.”

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  • Just a comment

    July 3, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Idk half this stuff was going on it was Hillary that ran and hell broke loose again must be feminism.

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