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.

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