GA man and woman charged in U.S. Capitol insurrection say police invited them in

ATLANTA — Two more people from Georgia have been arrested and charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection of the United States Capitol Building.

Nolan Kidd and Savannah McDonald are being charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a capitol building.

According to court documents, the FBI was tipped off that Kidd and McDonald had posted pictures and video of themselves at the Capitol building during the siege.


“Photographs and videos of several of these persons were disseminated via social media and other open source online platforms. These persons included: a female, wearing a “TRUMP 2020” beanie hat, black jacket, black gloves, and black leggings, believed to be Savannah McDonald; and a male, wearing a MAGA hat, a red sweatshirt, and a black jacket with a yellow and red stripe, believed to be Nolan Kidd,” court documents said. “McDonald stated that she and Kidd marched to the U.S. Capitol, and when they reached the U.S. Capitol, there were uniformed police officers near the doors telling them to come inside and showing them where to go.”

The two were also interviewed in a video posted by the Young Patriot Society where Kidd and McDonald talked about being inside the Capitol Building.

“We broke in. We own this building. This is our house,” Kidd said at one point in the video. “They’ve tear gassed the inside too.”

“At 8:49, the video footage depicted McDonald taking a video of herself stating, ‘I’ve been tear-gassed three times today. Three times.’”

According to court documents, Kidd posted pictures to his Facebook page a day after the insurrection of the couple inside the Capitol Building, but quickly removed them.

“In a private message, an individual asked Kidd, ‘Why did you remove your pics,’ to which Kidd responded, ‘The FBI are trying to identify anyone that inside and press charges.’”

There are at least nine other people from Georgia that have been arrested in connection to the insurrection.