Daniel Scott (center, in green jacket) and Eddie Block (bottom right) are shown in a video before the Proud Boys and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Scott (center, in green jacket) and Eddie Block (bottom right) are shown in a video before the Proud Boys and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Arlington Proud Boy ‘Milkshake’ indicted on new charges in Capitol siege

Daniel Lyons Scott assaulted federal officers on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutors allege. He now faces nine federal charges.

ARLINGTON — A Proud Boy who lived in Snohomish County has been indicted by a grand jury on new charges for his role in the breach of the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.

Daniel Lyons Scott, who went by the nickname “Milkshake,” was arraigned last week on nine criminal counts in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Scott, 29, lived in the Arlington area in recent years and worked for Boeing. He was a prominent member of the far-right group, which led a final push to storm Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, to oppose the election loss of former President Donald Trump. In May 2021, he was arrested in Florida for his involvement in the breach.

In August, Scott was indicted on 10 counts of criminal charges for the attack, ranging from obstruction and disorderly conduct to physical violence at the Capitol.

Those charges were dismissed last week in favor of a new set of charges against Scott and co-defendant Christopher Worrell, who was allegedly part of the same Proud Boys chapter. The pair’s close contact — before, during and after the breach — was discovered through investigations over the past year, a U.S. attorney wrote.

The Proud Boys have been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group’s founder Gavin McInnes describes himself as a “Western chauvinist” and has publicly admitted to being Islamophobic.

On the surface, the new criminal charges against Scott are the same as his previous case, with the exception of one misdemeanor charge that was dropped.

Worrell, of Naples, Florida, was accused of attacking authorities with a can of pepper spray during the siege, according to the charges.

The seven-page grand jury indictment alleges Scott and Worrell “attempted to, and did, corruptly obstruct, influence, and impede an official proceeding, that is, proceeding before Congress, specifically, Congress’s certification of the Electoral College vote as set out in the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.”

It has been over 17 months since the storm on the Capitol. In that time, about 255 people have been charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers or employees the day of the attack, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The new charges against Scott and Worrell came amid a flurry of charges filed in June against people who participated in the deadly Capitol siege. Earlier this month, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was charged with seditious conspiracy for his involvement with the attack.

Scott remained out of custody this week on a promise to appear at his next court date.

On Wednesday, Scott pleaded not guilty to the new charges. His next court appearance is set for Aug. 12.

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486; edennis@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterellen.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Cars move across Edgewater Bridge toward Everett on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edgewater Bridge redo linking Everett, Mukilteo delayed until mid-2024

The project, now with an estimated cost of $27 million, will detour West Mukilteo Boulevard foot and car traffic for a year.

Lynn Deeken, the Dean of Arts, Learning Resources & Pathways at EvCC, addresses a large gathering during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Cascade Learning Center on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
New EvCC learning resource center opens to students, public

Planners of the Everett Community College building hope it will encourage students to use on-campus tutoring resources.

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman announces his retirement after 31 years of service at the Everett City Council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett police chief to retire at the end of October

Chief Dan Templeman announced his retirement at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. He has been chief for nine years.

Boeing employees watch the KC-46 Pegasus delivery event  from the air stairs at Boeing on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Boeing’s iconic Everett factory tour to resume in October

After a three-year hiatus, tours of the Boeing Company’s enormous jet assembly plant are back at Paine Field.

A memorial for a 15-year-old shot and killed last week is set up at a bus stop along Harrison Road on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Teen boy identified in fatal shooting at Everett bus stop

Bryan Tamayo-Franco, 15, was shot at a Hardeson Road bus stop earlier this month. Police arrested two suspects.

Mike Bredstrand, who is trying to get back his job with Lake Stevens Public Works, stands in front of the department’s building on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Bredstrand believes his firing in July was an unwarranted act of revenge by the city. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens worker was fired after getting court order against boss

The city has reportedly spent nearly $60,000 on attorney and arbitration fees related to Mike Bredstrand, who wants his job back.

Chap Grubb, founder and CEO of second-hand outdoor gear store Rerouted, stands inside his new storefront on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, in Gold Bar, Washington. Rerouted began as an entirely online shop that connected buyers and sellers of used gear.  (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Used outdoor gear shop Rerouted finds a niche in Gold Bar

Seeking to keep good outdoor gear out of landfills, an online reselling business has put down roots in Gold Bar.

Naval Station Everett. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)
Everett man sentenced to 6 years for cyberstalking ex-wife

Christopher Crawford, 42, was found guilty of sending intimate photos of his ex-wife to adult websites and to colleagues in the Navy.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers speaks to the crowd during an opening ceremony at the new PAE2 Amazon Fulfillment Center on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish County executive pitches $1.66B budget

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced his proposed budget Tuesday afternoon. Public comment is slated to begin Oct. 10.

Most Read