A Houston woman is facing federal charges in connection with the January 6, 2021, protests at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Judy Fraize surrendered herself to the FBI in Houston earlier this week after charges were filed against her for her alleged actions during the protests. The 70-year-old woman allegedly appears in video footage that purportedly shows her entering the Capitol and walking up to the second floor.
Prior to Fraize’s arrest, she had been interviewed by federal agents after her name appeared in a search of Google data made available to federal authorities via a search warrant. Fraize allegedly told them she had participated in the protests in support of former President Donald Trump on the day in question, KSAT reported.
She also allegedly gave the FBI photos and a video of herself outside the U.S. Capitol, which federal agents later used to conduct an image search of surveillance footage from within the building during the breach by protesters as well as footage taken from bodycams worn by the D.C. Metropolitan police.
After spotting an individual allegedly resembling Fraize, the FBI filed charges and issued a warrant for her arrest. The charges against her include entering and remaining in a restricted building unlawfully, disruptive conduct in a restricted building, and disruptive conduct in a government building.
“70 year old frail old lady took selfies after you invited her in. Sounds like a real danger,” quipped social media user Kae Rae on X, responding to an FBI post announcing the arrest.
“Yeah, she sure looks dangerous……aren’t any of you embarrassed or ashamed?” wrote another social media user.
As previously covered by The Dallas Express, a fund has been set up for those facing federal charges for their alleged actions during the protests.
“It gives them hope: ‘Hey, there is somebody there that cares about me, someone that I can talk to. There’s a community around me,'” Terry Anderson, co-founder of the group American Patriot Relief, which is organizing the fund, previously told The Dallas Express.
Over 700 people have pled guilty to federal charges related to the January 6, 2021, protests so far.