The Epoch Times reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently raided the Texas home of a retired couple in connection with the Capitol protest of Jan. 6, 2021.
The couple is Lora DeWolfe and Darrell Kennemer. They live on a seven-acre rural property near San Marcos, Texas.
The pre-dawn raid
It took place before the sun came up on June 22. DeWolfe and Kennemer were awakened by their gate alarm. Their first thought was that the alarm was set off by an animal, but they quickly realized that this wasn’t the case.
DeWolfe said that she saw “one single white vehicle moving pretty fast.” Kennemer, in response, grabbed his rifle and went outside.
Out of the white vehicle came FBI officers. They ordered Kennemer, who had his rifle up, to drop his weapon. He, instead, asked to see a warrant, to which agents responded by throwing a flashbang grenade at him.
Kennemer did put his rifle down, at which point DeWolfe noticed that red laser sights had been put on both of them. In addition, a drone and an aircraft were said to be flying overhead. Throughout this entire period, DeWolfe says that no warrant was shown.
At this point, agents entered the couple’s home, in the process throwing more flash-bang grenades. Agents, then, handcuffed the couple, split them up, and began questioning them.
Kennemer says that agents showed him a blurry photo of a man at the Capitol building with similar facial hair. Agents then asked him about breaking a window. He denied doing so.
The raid went on for hours. Eventually, the FBI agents produced a search warrant accusing Kennemer of “assaulting, resisting, or impeding” officers and “entering restricted building or grounds.”
The raid ended with no arrests being made. The FBI agents did, however, take the couple’s phones, which had on them photographs from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protest.
The couple denies any wrongdoing, although they do admit that they did attend the Jan. 6 Capitol protest. They say that, during the protest, they went no farther than the Capitol steps and that they did not harm anyone or damage anything.
The couple believes that the FBI may have mistaken Kennemer for someone else.