Manatee Co. man known as ‘lectern guy’ released on $25,000 bond

Manatee Co. man known as ‘lectern guy’ released on $25,000 bond
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A pro-Trump protester carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Roturnda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Purchased for Gray by WMC (Source: Win McNamee)

TAMPA, Fla. (WWSB) - A judge has ordered a Manatee County man pictured carrying a lectern during riots at the U.S. Capitol to be released on a $25,000 bond.

Adam Johnson, of Parrish has been arrested and charged with entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, theft of government property and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The judge ordered Johnson’s release if he agrees to surrender his passport, submit to substance abuse tests, surrender all firearms and wear a tracking device.

The judge will also enforce a curfew. A violation of any of the restrictions could result in an additional 10-year sentence.

Johnson was photographed in the U.S. Capitol and appeared to be carrying a lectern that belonged to Nancy Pelosi. The riots in the Capitol resulted in the deaths of five people, including a D.C. police officer.

He was arrested on Friday night . Officials with the Pinellas released footage of his intake.

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