Evan Neumann, 48, was charged in July on six separate criminal charges for his alleged participation in the January 6 insurrection
According to an indictment filed in July, Neumann was seen in police-worn body cameras shoving a metal barricade at officers
He also allegedly punched an officer, and once the crowd was able to overcome the barricades, he used it as a battering ram and struck the officer
The indictment states that FBI agents caught up with Neumann in February as he was heading to the San Francisco International Airport
It is unclear how he was able to travel to the airport while under investigation and whether the FBI seized his passport
By April he had sold his home for $1.3 million, and a real estate agent told ABC 7 he left for Ukraine
Neumann has now come forward, in a sit-down interview with Belarusian state-run television
He described what he called 'political persecution' in the United States and described how he fled to the eastern European country
He was described on-air as a 'simple American whose shops were burned by Black Lives Matter activists'
Neumann, a father of two, is now seeking asylum in Belarus - known as Europe's last dictatorship where Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years
An alleged Capitol rioter on the FBI's Most Wanted List has fled to the ex-Soviet republic of Belarus - known as Europe's last dictatorship - where he is being portrayed on state-run media as a 'simple American' fleeing 'political persecution.'