Local man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

A Port Orchard man has been charged with four counts for unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, following a “Stop the Steal” rally headlined by then-President Donald J. Trump.

John M. Cameron, a 55-year-old real estate broker, was charged with unlawfully entering the Capitol, disorderly conduct aimed at disturbing orderly government business and demonstrating in the Capitol, according to a criminal complaint filed Dec. 10 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Cameron turned himself in to federal authorities in Tacoma Jan. 5. He did not enter a plea and was released on bond, according to a report by the Seattle Times.

Cameron posted several photos and videos on Facebook, according to the criminal complaint. Authorities said they also placed Cameron at the Capitol based on interviews and a search warrant served on a mobile device associated with Cameron’s email address. Cameron was there between 2:09 p.m. and 3:51 p.m., the court filing says.

Cameron was said to have posted on Facebook that the events were “fun, exciting, interesting and historic.”