FBI arrests Michigan gubernatorial

candidate on charges related to involvement in January 6 riot

(CNN)A GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate, Ryan Kelley, was arrested Thursday on

this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan,"

The Detroit FBI field office confirmed Kelley's arrest and said his home was searched on Thursday morning.

"I can confirm FBI agents from Grand Rapids office executed an arrest and search warrant

Mr. Kelley's residence in Allendale, MI. At this time,

The gubernatorial candidate added that he "guarded a Civil War Statue in his hometown