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Crest Hill couple latest Illinoisans to be charged in breach of US Capitol

John A. Schubert Jr. and Amy Schubert are each charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The charges are misdemeanors.

John A. Schubert Jr. and Amy Schubert of Crest Hill.
John A. Schubert Jr. and Amy Schubert of Crest Hill.
U.S. District Court records

A husband and wife from Crest Hill have become the latest individuals from Illinois to face federal charges in connection with the U.S. Capitol breach.

John A. Schubert Jr. and Amy L. Schubert are each charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The charges are misdemeanors.

The Schuberts are at least the 12th and 13th individuals from Illinois to face federal charges as a result of the breach. They were arrested around 6:40 a.m. Monday and later ordered released. Their attorneys did not comment when contacted by the Chicago Sun-Times.

An anonymous tip to the FBI on March 2 about a YouTube video led the feds to the Schuberts, according to a criminal complaint filed against them. Titled “The Insurrection of The United States Capitol,” it purportedly shows a woman wearing a black jacket with the text “Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 422 Joliet IL.”

Using data already gathered through search warrants, the feds said they found six Google accounts associated with Joliet’s area code near the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Two of them were connected to female subscribers, and one of them was for “Amy Schubert,” according to the complaint.

That led the feds to Amy Schubert’s Facebook page and Illinois Secretary of State records for her and her husband, according to the complaint. The feds also sought a search warrant in March for Amy Schubert’s Gmail account, it said.

That search showed that a mobile device associated with that account was present at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The feds also said they found photos and video of the Capitol taken on that day, some of which appeared to depict John Schubert.

A photo that appears to show John A. Schubert Jr. in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
U.S. District Court records