CANTERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A mother and daughter from Canterbury were arrested Tuesday for their alleged involvement in riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
According to a federal complaint, 56-year-old Jean Lavin and 19-year-old Carla Krzywicki – who appeared in court in Hartford on Tuesday – are charged with entering or 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.
The FBI received a tip that Krzywicki shared pictures of her and her mother posing outside the Capitol and a photo which was taken inside the Capitol on her Facebook account, court documents said.
The complaint said one photo appears to have been taken in the northwest entry corridor on the first floor of the Capitol.
Back in their quiet hometown of Canterbury, neighbors have mixed feelings about the arrests.
Kathryn Huntington of Canterbury told News 8, “In the apartment complex, everybody was talking about it. Everybody is impressed that Canterbury made it on the news.”
Some people in town said they’re surprised that somebody from Canterbury would go down to the capitol. Others are surprised they got arrested.
Jeremiah Powell of Canterbury said, “We have the right to protest. Like I said, maybe it went slightly extreme, and some of the people there I think went overboard.”
“I know a lot of people went down there to express their opinion, and whether it’s my opinion or not, they have the right to do that in the United States of America,” Cuprak Renee, also of Canterbury, added. “I don’t agree with demolition or hurting people or destroying things to make your point.”
At the farmers market among the pumpkins and homemade bread and jam, people were talking about it, sharing their opinions, different opinions, but they say that’s what makes their small town great.
Sam Fisher asked, “Why would anybody do that from here? It seems like a long way to travel to break into a historic building.”
A man named Brad said, “I’m not too surprised…because this is America, this is Canterbury!”
And neighbors say they’re going to be following this case closely. They’re going to stay on top of it and so will News 8.