Wylie man arrested for role in U.S. Capitol siege

by | Jan 18, 2021 | Latest

A Wylie man was arrested last week on charges of obstruction and unlawful entry after his participation in the riot that occurred on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Guy Wesley Reffitt was arrested by the FBI, according to an affidavit from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is being held in the Fannin County Jail. FBI agents searched his home on Jan. 16. At home during the search were Reffitt and his wife, minor daughter and adult son. The arrest warrant was executed that same day. Authorities allege he made comments to family that obstructed justice. The unlawful entry charge centers on Reffitt’s presence on the Capitol grounds. The son told the FBI that Reffitt told him and other family members that he was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when people took over the Capitol. Reffitt told the son and other family members that he went to Washington, D.C., to “protect the country” and that “we” – apparently meaning Reffitt and/or others – “stormed the Capitol,” the affidavit said. On Jan. 11, the son said Reffitt said he had to “erase everything” because the FBI was now watching him. Reffitt further told the son that if he crossed the line and reported his father to the police, he would “do what he had to do,” which the son found threatening. Shortly after the above threat, Reffitt threatened the daughter, the affidavit said, and in his presence she  was using her cellular phone to talk with friends. He told her that if she recorded him or put his comments on social media, then she “will have crossed the line, betrayed the family,” and he was going to “put a bullet through” the daughter’s phone. The son and daughter told Reffitt’s spouse that, during an argument at the house earlier that day, when she was not at home, Reffitt said, “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot.” The son and daughter were very upset. The spouse confronted him about his remarks to the children and he repeated what he said about traitors and he did not indicate regret or “take anything back.” The spouse said he should not make remarks like that, but he said he was just trying to protect the family and didn’t regret the traitor remark. By Don Munsch [email protected]

0 Comments

Related News

Sachse fails to qualify for state

Sachse fails to qualify for state

Feeling good after winning the District 9-6A championship, the Lady Mustangs couldn’t keep the momentum. Sachse finished 14th overall at the Region II-6A championships with a total of 389 points. With the top four teams and additional 10 runners qualifying for state,...

read more
Sachse scores 42 unanswered in win

Sachse scores 42 unanswered in win

GARLAND - South Garland drove for six and a half minutes and hit a 30-yard field goal to take an early 3-0 lead, but it lasted just nine seconds.  Alex Orji connected with Jamari Harts for a 57-yard touchdown on the first play of Sachse’s first possession to take...

read more
Sachse’s three keys to defeating South Garland

Sachse’s three keys to defeating South Garland

Following a tough loss to Garland, Sachse needs to bounce back. The Mustangs (3-1, 4-3), coming off their first district loss of the season, take on South Garland (0-4, 0-7). The Titans are in last place in the District 9-6A standings and looking to play spoiler, but...

read more
Early voting continues for bond, amendments

Early voting continues for bond, amendments

Early voting for the Nov. 2 bond and Texas Constitution election starts Oct. 18 and runs through Oct. 29. The voting hours in Dallas and Collin Counties are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 18 through Oct. 22, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Oct. 23, from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24...

read more
Resident inducted into fall of fame

Resident inducted into fall of fame

A Sachse resident joined the ranks of Steve Martin and Jim Henson after recently being inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. Each year, the hall of fame in- ducts five new members, and in an Oct. 9 ceremony held in Oklahoma City, Scott Whitfield joined...

read more
Sachse High PTA member selected for academy

Sachse High PTA member selected for academy

A Sachse High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) member will be the first Garland ISD participant in the Texas PTA Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). The ELA program teaches participants skills to become more effective and successful leaders within the PTA and their...

read more
Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to Fallfest

Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to Fallfest

Following the success of the virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at last year’s Fallfest, organizer Jenni Knutson is working to ensure the event receives more support. Knutson is the director of sales and marketing at Monarch Senior Homecare, but also serves on the...

read more
Council creates TIRZ

Council creates TIRZ

Sachse City Council named an interim city secretary, accepted a grant from Collin County and increased funding to 5 Loaves Food Pantry during the Oct. 18 regular meeting. After holding a public hearing on the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 3, which had no...

read more
Early voting begins Oct. 18

Early voting begins Oct. 18

Early voting for the Nov. 2 bond and Texas Constitution election starts Oct. 18 and runs through Oct. 29. Sachse voters will be asked to cast their ballot on four bond proposals, listed as Proposition A through D, which total roughly $55 million to fund various...

read more
Sachse turnovers prove costly in shootout loss

Sachse turnovers prove costly in shootout loss

Garland -- Before the game, Sachse’s offensive coordinator Forrest Williams criticized empty possessions.  On the first possession, Sachse fumbled inside its opponents 5-yard-line for the second consecutive game. That turnover proved costly in the end, with...

read more