Published by THEGUARDIAN.COM
Summary generated on August 16, 2020
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A correspondent for InfoWars, the far-right website that peddles debunked conspiracy theories and fringe political commentary, was arrested on Friday at a house in Portage County after a grand jury handed up a secret indictment charging her with robbery and domestic violence, according to officials.
Portage County Jail staff on Saturday confirmed that Millicent "Millie" Weaver, 29, is being held on charges of robbery, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and domestic violence.
Calls to the Portage County Sheriff's Office seeking information about the charges were not returned.
Weaver said in the video that she had no idea why she was being arrested, and that she was "About to break huge breaking news."
Jones dedicated his Friday show to discussing Weaver's arrest, claiming, without providing any evidence, that she was arrested for stealing government documents.
Weaver, a former aspiring actress, joined InfoWars in 2012 and has increased her national profile.
Another photograph shows her sitting alongside Jones, fellow InfoWars correspondent Kaitlyn Bennett, who is known as the "Kent State gun girl," and political operative Roger Stone at a December 2018 congressional hearing featuring the CEO of Google.