The FBI detained and raided Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley's house on Thursday.

This is a surprising turn of events in one of the state's most volatile primary battles.

According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Washington, D.C, Kelley is facing multiple misdemeanor charges.

Probably this is against the reaction to his role in protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, 2021.

Former President Donald Trump supporters rushed the premises to prevent President Joe Biden's victory from being certified.

At Kelley's residence, the FBI executed both a search warrant and an arrest warrant.

Kelley is scheduled to appear before a judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan later Thursday.

Kelley has been charged with several crimes, each punishable by up to a year in prison.