FBI Says Two Ohio Militia Members Plotted To Attack Statehouse

Jan 20, 2021

Donovan Crowl (L) and Jessica Watkins

The FBI says evidence shows two Ohio Militia members arrested after attending the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol planned to target the Ohio Statehouse.  

Agents say the evidence shows Donovan Crowl and Jessica Watkins of Champaign County were communicating with a Virginia man about future attacks.  The man, identified as Thomas Edward Caldwell, is a member of the extremist paramilitary group called the Oath Keepers.  Agents say Crowl sent Caldwell messages on the Capitol riot's progress, and said they needed to do the same thing in Ohio.