Guy W. Reffitt
Guy Reffitt is known as the father of Jackson Reffitt, a teenager who reportedly contacted the FBI about his father’s alleged role in the Capitol riots, has said he felt guilty for speaking with the authorities – but would ‘do it all again’. Reffitt told Fox4: ‘I got in contact with the FBI after the Capitol riots about my dad. It was my moral compass, kind of, to do what I thought would protect not only my family but my dad himself.’
Guy was arrested Friday at his home in Wylie, Texas, according to court records.
Guy Reffitt Age
Guy Reffitt is 48 years old while his son Jackson Reffitt is 18 years old
Guy Reffitt Wife, Son, Family
According to an affidavit obtained by Dallas News Guy Reffitt told his family that he went to Washington, DC, to ‘to protect the country,’ that he brought a gun with him and that he ‘stormed the Capitol’.
When he returned home, he allegedly told his son not to report him to investigators or he would ‘do what he had to do’. In addition, Reffitt reportedly told his daughter that if she betrayed him and the family that he would ‘put a bullet through’ her phone.
While his wife said she didn’t believe that Reffitt would act on his words, she said that their family felt ‘disturbed’ by his comments.
He is charged with obstruction of justice and unlawful entry. According to an affidavit, the 48-year-old was recorded on video outside the Capitol during the January 6 riot and later threatened his wife and children if they turned him in.
Guy Reffitt: Son tips off FBI on father
According to local news, Reffitt’s wife told officials that he was arguing about the incident with his son and daughter when he told them: ‘If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors. … Traitors get shot.’
Jackson said Saturday he had not spoken with his dad since his arrest but ‘wished he could’.
He told The New York Times he was no longer staying at the family home; he would not reveal his location for fear of his safety. He also added: ‘I would say I’m sorry, because I don’t feel like I put him in this situation, but I still feel guilty. I would do it again.’
He is said to have contacted the authorities about his dad in the days before the siege, The New York Times reports.
He told the paper: ‘He would always tell me that he’s going to do something big. I didn’t know what he was going to do, so I just did anything possible just to be on the safe side.’
The FBI then spoke with Reffitt Jr. to follow up on his tip in the wake of the Capitol riots.
What we know so far about Guy Wesley Reffitt
Images from that day show Guy Reffitt wearing a helmet with a camera fastened to the front of it. He’s also seen in the images wearing a blue jacket and what appears to be a bulletproof vest.
FBI agents found an AR-15 rifle and a pistol during their search of Reffitt’s home, according to the affidavit. The court document states that Reffitt´s wife told agents he is a member of the anti-government Three Percenters movement.
Reffitt told agents he was at the Capitol but did not go inside, according to the affidavit.