• Sun. Apr 11th, 2021

Two More Texas Real Estate Agents Who Took Private Jet to Riot With Jenna Ryan Are Charged

In the days before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Texas real estate agent Jason Lee Hyland texted a small group chat titled “Patriot flight.”

“Thanks for joining me to DC to stand up for America. This will be historic – no matter the outcome,” he allegedly wrote. “We will leave from us trinity hanger at Denton Airport tomorrow.”

Four others joined him on Jan. 5 on the small private jet bound for Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally in D.C. The group included real-estate broker and life coach Jenna Ryan, and real-estate agent Katherine “Katie” Schwab. They posted smiling selfies on board the aircraft and reportedly sang along to music.

But, by the next day, Ryan, Schwab, and Hyland had stormed the Capitol as part of an insurrectionist mob, prosecutors allege.

Two weeks after arresting and charging Ryan, Hyland and Schwab were charged Thursday with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and disorderly conduct for participating in the Jan. 6 siege.

The pair are seen in photos and videos taken by Ryan, who called the riots “one [of] the best days of my life.” Hyland, a 37-year-old Frisco real estate agent, and Schwab, a 32-year-old who sells properties in Colleyville, were arrested this week and released.