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Owner of Newburgh tattoo shop arrested in connection with Capitol riots

He's been charged with entering a restricted building, obstructing an official proceeding and destroying evidence in a case - charges that could still net him some significant jail time.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2021, 11:21 AM

Updated 1,197 days ago

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The owner of a Newburgh tattoo shop owner is among the latest from the area to be arrested in the U.S. Capitol riots.
Roberto Minuta, who lives in Hackettstown, New Jersey, was arrested this weekend and is facing a slew of charges for his alleged actions on Jan. 6, when rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Photos obtained from the criminal complaint show Minuta in tactical gear as he allegedly breached the Capitol.
His preliminary hearing was held virtually Monday afternoon in White Plains Federal Court.
Minuta has not been charged with anything violent, unlike some of the others who have been arrested in the Hudson Valley.
He's been charged with entering a restricted building, obstructing an official proceeding and destroying evidence in a case - charges that could still net him some significant jail time.
Minuta is out of jail, released on $150,000 bond.
Roberto Minuta also made headlines last May when he defied an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo by opening his tattoo parlor before the governor's order permitted it.


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